Guilford County Employees See Lower Raises

Guilford County Employees See Lower Raises

4:45pm Aug 08, 2014
About three-fourths of Guilford County's 2,200 employees are getting raises that are about half of what they were expecting.
Old County Courthouse Building photo courtesy of the N.C. Board of Elections

Hundreds of Guilford County employees are finding out their pay raises will only be half of what they were expecting. 

Guilford County Commissioners approved a plan in June to implement $2 million in raises for county employees. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that the plan turned out to be more expensive than commissioners thought, totaling closer to $2.4 million.

The shortfall led to lower raises than expected for about 75 percent of Guilford County employees. Some who were told they would get 3 percent raises only got 1.5 percent, and some who were expecting a 1.5 percent raise saw theirs cut in half also.

The original raises were implemented following a pay study by the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. In June, County Commissioners also changed the county’s merit pay, decreasing the amount from $1.2 million to $600,000.

According to the News & Record, more than 2,200 people work for Guilford County.

Support your
public radio station