Revisions to the Employee Handbook were back on the Kearney County Board of Supervisors July 2 agenda. One department head was unhappy about the changes to holiday compensation and refused to sign the resolution.
Sheriff Scott White explained his stance that changing holiday compensation to only cover regular hours scheduled is unfair to his department as some officers wouldn’t receive any compensation simply because of their schedule. He told the board that Buffalo County has a supplemental policy in their Employee Handbook that covers benefits and compensation for hourly employees in the Sheriff and Roads departments and suggested that as an option. However it would be done, he asked that holiday compensation remain at eight hours for employees despite their regular schedule.
All other department heads indicated they were okay with holiday compensation remaining at eight hours for employees. A resolution to adopt the Employee Handbook with the changes discussed and that will override the previous resolution with an effective date of August 1, 2019 will be signed at the next regular board meeting.
see July 10 Courier for full story