Friday, March 1, 2013
Which articles got the most attention this month?
Did you miss some news this month on Chantilly Patch? You can catch up, and read our most popular stories for the month right here. Happy reading! #1: Restaurant Inspections: Five Guys and Famous Dave's #2: Chantilly, Herndon Teens Charged in Explosive Device Incident #3: No Pay Raises for Fairfax Employees Expected in FY2014, County Exec Says #4: Sequestration: Pitting Federal Employees vs. Contractors? #5: Open Houses Sunday in Chantilly
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With budget shortfalls on the horizon, Fairfax County employee pay could take a hit this year.
Fairfax County employees likely won't see a raise in Fiscal Year 2014, according to County Executive Ed Long. The county faces dramatic budget shortfalls over the next two years and pay increases this year might not be financially feasible, Long told supervisors Tuesday during a divisive discussion of a new proposed employee pay structure. In Long’s proposed plan, which would kick in after FY 2014, county employees would get a cost of living increase (estimated to be about 2 percent) in odd-numbered years and be eligible for regular and performance-based pay bumps in even-numbered years. Public safety employees would still receive increases based on longevity annually, but public safety merit increases would be paid only in even-numbered …
Unions, some supervisors say proposed changes to how Fairfax County pays its employees — namely, an odd-even pay increase system — need more discussion.
Proposed changes to Fairfax County employee compensation were met with criticism and questions from county officials and union representatives this week. County Executive Ed Long Tuesday first presented a new employee compensation structure to supervisors in December, which would disband the current system — in which employees are eligibile for pay increases every year — and replace it with an odd-even schedule for cost of living and merit raises. But union reps urged supervisors Tuesday not to pass the plan as part of the FY2014 budget process, saying such drastic changes required more careful debate. Many supervisors agreed, saying they didn't want to rush the matter. “I don’t believe we should be doing this during the budget schedule,” …