Knox County Commission Vice Chairman R. Larry Smith wants the county to cut its bonus payment program for employees who complete the state's certified public administrator training initiative.
Instead, he added, employees should receive bonuses based on promotions –
not completing educational coursework.
"Constituents are telling me that they don't want to pay these bonuses
just because they took a two-day refresher course when they, themselves, take
continuing education," Smith said. "Look, I don't mind if the county
pays them to take the course, but the problem I have is that some businesses
pay people to take continuing education but they sure don't give them a
The commission is expected to address the matter during its October 21 work
"I don't know if I've formed an opinion about it yet," said
commission Chairman Brad Anders. "I think on one hand that it sounds
excessive, but what concerns me is that the commission would tell another
completely separate officeholder what they can do with their payroll."
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