City Council debates extra check vs. raise

Vivian Sade | The Journal Gazette

No votes were taken or decisions made, but New Haven City Council members were presented with some basic financial information to begin thinking about the budgeting process for 2015.

Since the city’s 92 employees are paid on a biweekly basis and next year will be 27 pay periods instead of the normal 26, the council could consider forgoing an annual raise and instead give the employees the extra paycheck, said Greg Guerrettaz, the city’s financial consultant.

The extra checks for 92 employees would cost the city about $152,000 plus benefits, approximately the equivalent of a 3.8 percent raise, Guerrettaz said.

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POSTED: 05/28/14 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: News