Facts either misrepresented of failing to be reported by the Daily Times article on Saturday March 9 titled “County passes pay raises for employees to curb turnover” by Waylon Cunningham.
FIRST The County “turnover” is better than State Government Employees according to US Department of Labor that reports a 9.2 year average tenure for employees with less than 14 years
service while according to the Blount County Human Resource Department reply to FOIA #74
question #7 “Average tenure:9.5 years, 182 have more than 14 years of tenure”.
According to the same request a total of 72 employees have left the County’s employment since the last pay raise 4 years ago which means an average of 18 people or less than 3% terminations.
The Sheriff’s Department has 329 of the 671 employees and only 24 of them terminated since the last pay raise or an average of 6 per year. 0R LESS THAN 2 PERCENT PER YEAR.
SECOND “Data for the market was weighted toward counties, “ The first sentence of
paragraph # 7. According to the Evergreen Solutions DRAFT Report dated December 20, 2018
EXHIBIT 3A “MARKET PEERS” Blount County #11 IN POPULATION IN the State while the Counties of Knox #3, Montgomery #7, Williamson #6, Bradly # 16, Anderson #20, and Wilson # 12.
Also included in the Peer Market are Standard Aero, State of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Lab.
THIRD TOTAL PAYROLL OF THE 671 FOR 2018 $27,888,945.04 according to Foia Request # 70-2019
TOTAL IMPLEMENTATION COST AT 70% $2,216,635.66 More than the lowest Market Member
TOTAL PAYROLL AFTER IMPLEMENTATION $30,105,945.04
according to Implementation Plan for Blount County February 21, 2019
AFTER PAY RAISE PER CAPITA INCOME FOR 671 EMPLOYEES $44, 867,28
PER CAPITA INCOME FOR BLOUNT COUNTY TAXPAYER $28,344
ACCORDING TO US CENSUS BUREAU FACT FINDERS
58 Percentage Difference in Per Capita Income for County Employees AFTER PAY RAISE PROOF 44,867 –28,344 = 16,523 /28,344 = 58 %
47 Percentage Difference in Per Capita Income for County Employees BEFORE PAY RAISE 27,888,945 / 671 = 41,563 – 28,344 = 13,219 /28,344 = 47 %E PROOF