LISBON — Whereas the coronavirus has elevated the quantity of labor and duties on the Columbiana County Normal Well being District, workers and the well being commissioners have acquired advantage pay just lately.
Throughout Wednesday’s assembly, the board permitted advantage pay for well being Commissioner Wes Vins after giving advantage pay to well being district workers in December.
The advantage pay for Vins pays him as much as $1,000 extra per pay starting with the Jan. 31 pay interval supplied he continues to carry out his duties to the expectations of the board of well being.
These expectations are listed as sustaining a optimistic public notion of the company; sustaining optimistic relationships with public officers in the neighborhood; creation of training and coaching alternatives for company employees; and administration of the company with a balanced funds and the funds out there.
“I admire their confidence in me,” Vins stated of the board, including he has realized so much working with them. “They’re an excellent board to work for and actually a pleasure to work for this neighborhood and with this employees.”
Vins stated Columbiana County Normal Well being District Board President Dr. Jack Amato wrote the advantage pay efficiency expectations that will probably be adopted. Moreover it notes comparable efficiency advantage advantages might be prolonged to different management employees ought to the board of well being decide it to be applicable. Amato was absent from Wednesday’s board assembly.
On Dec. 24, 20 workers of the well being division acquired a one-time advantage pay, which amounted to $2 per hour for his or her precise hours labored through the pandemic. Whereas it totaled $51,200, Vins stated it amounted to about $1,500 to $2,000 for a lot of the workers. Vins additionally acquired $3,680 in advantage pay for 1,840 hours labored.
Six of the staff, together with Vins, acquired $22,877 in compensatory time because of the lengthy hours and weekends labored. Vins made $140,621 in 2020, which incorporates his hourly wages, compensatory time and the one-time advantage pay in December.
Vins stated the staff have been going above and past to deal with the extra work the virus has created, working nights and weekends and taking over new roles past what they had been employed or educated to do.
“Our folks have actually carried out so effectively,” Vins stated. “I’m so happy with them.”
Even those that weren’t known as upon to do COVID-19 associated jobs within the division needed to do further work to assist cowl for individuals who did, in accordance with Vins. Workers had been known as upon to make telephones calls informing understandably emotional folks they’d been uncovered to the virus. Workers labored with enterprise house owners who had been balancing their issues over presumably shedding their enterprise and serving to hold folks secure throughout a pandemic.
Vins stated his workers usually volunteered to assist one different and by no means complained about working the weekends or holidays.
“I believe this neighborhood actually respects onerous work,” Vins stated. “(The employees) didn’t do what they did for 10 months anticipating a reward. They did it for his or her neighborhood.”