Davis County employees will receive raises of between 3 and 6 percent under the 1989 budget adopted this week by the Davis County Commission.
To hold the line on taxes and spending, the $42 million budget will cut the county's work force by 33 positions. Most are jobs that became vacant and were not filled since an Aug. 20 hiring freeze, but some positions still must be eliminated.Before the hiring freeze, the county had 349 full-time and nearly 200 part-time employees.
Under the county's personnel plan adopted last year and the budget approved Monday, employees will receive a 1.5 percent cost of living increase Jan. 1 and employees who meet the county's performance standards will receive another 1.5 percent raise.
Money has also been set aside to reward superior workers, according to Personnel Director Steve Backer.
Workers ranked as "above average" by their supervisors can receive an additional increase up to 3 percent, Baker said, meaning some employees could get raises totaling 6 percent.
But Baker projects most raises for workers ranked above average will total between 4 and 4.5 percent.