EFFINGHAM CO. (ECWd) –
Below is the audio from the Effingham County Board of Health meeting held on September 23, 2013.
During that meeting there was considerable discussion among the board members and citizens in reference to the reduction of hours with certain employees. One in particular was to be cut to 28 hours per week – 2 hour short of what is needed to obtain health and prescription coverage leaving her with potentially having to pay out more for medicine in a month than she would make working her job. She has been working for the ECPHD for more than 20 years if I remember correctly.
There was also discussion in reference to relatives and friends being hired instead of using county assets, the process used to determine which department reduced hours for workers, a survey the county board implemented with the health department employees, and other items.
The complete meeting is in the audio except for the executive session.