San Benito County supervisors are giving employees some added holiday cheer in the form of bonuses.
Supervisors approved $!,000 bonuses for county employees at Tuesday’s meeting. It was on the consent agenda, and there was no discussion on the matter.
County employees under the plan would each receive $1,000 respective bonuses. The staff report says it is to help mitigate benefit cost increases. It is expected to cost the county a total of $250,000.
San Benito County employees and their respective bargaining units are under a closed contract until 2019. Notwithstanding, the Board of Supervisors in conjunction with a recommendation from the County Administrative Officer have offered the units and employees a one-time salary bonus to help mitigate benefit cost increases. However, there is no restriction on the employee’s usage of this bonus.
According to details on the agenda:
The bonus recommendation will include the following:
1. The proposed recommendation shall be non-precedent setting and does not alter the existing contracts between the County and the employee groups; and
2. The amount of the bonus eligible for employees shall be $1,000 minus applicable taxes and prorated for less than full time employees; and
3. The bonus shall not be considered or treated as pensionable compensation; and
4. Eligible employees are employees in permanent positions who are in paid status for the full pay period (pay period 220171) that the bonus is paid; and
5. The bonus will be paid on January 4, 2019 which represents payroll period 220171 representing the pay period beginning December 16, 2018 and ends on December 29, 2018.