Commissioner candidates plan for employee retention

May 2, 2016 352

Bartholomew County government workers saw a slight pay increase last year, but also a large increase in the cost of their healthcare. We asked the Republican candidates running for Bartholomew County Commissioners District 1 seats how the county can keep and hire good employees with pay lagging behind the private sector. Incumbent Larry Kleinhenz is running against Susan Thayer-Fye and Jorge Morales for the County Commissioners seat. Kleinhenz said: 05-02 Larry Kleinhenz Question 5 Full Morales said: 05-02 Jorge Morales Question 5 Full Thayer-Fye said: 05-02 Susan Thayer-Fye Question 5 Full Incumbent Republican Commissioner Rick Flohr will also be on the ballot, along with his Democratic challenger Brad Woodcock, for the District 3 seat on the County Commissioners but they are both unopposed and have clear paths to the November general election. ...

Council candidates consider employees’ pay

May 2, 2016 346

Bartholomew County government workers saw a slight pay increase last year, but also a large increase in the cost of their healthcare. We asked the Republican candidates running for Bartholomew County Council’s at-large seats how the county can keep and hire good employees with pay lagging behind the private sector. Incumbents Evelyn Strietelmeier Pence, Jim Reed and Bill Lentz are running for the three at-large seats along with Mike Lovelace and Matt Miller on the Republican ticket. Evelyn Strietelmeier Pence said that the county is not seeing much turnover in its employees: 05-02 Evelyn Pence Question 5 Full Jim Reed said that the county is not seeing much turnover in its employees: 05-02 Jim Reed Question 5 Full Bill Lentz said that the council would like to see county employees paid more, but it does not seem to be affecting retention: 05-02 Bill Lentz Question 5 Full Matt Miller said that the County Council needs to find ways to improve employee morale after the changes: 05-02 Matt Miller Question 5 Full... ...