North Idaho County Has a Payroll Problem
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho commissioners say a payroll problem could result in a pay reduction for salaried workers next year.
Kootenai County Commissioner Dan Green tells the Coeur d'Alene Press that an irregularity occurs every 11 years because the county pays its staff every two weeks instead of twice a month.
Green says the anomaly results in giving salaried workers an extra paycheck, which could cost the county nearly $300,000 in fiscal year 2015.
However, County Assessor Mike McDowell says that the problem no longer exists because county has switched to a different pay system.
But at a Monday meeting, the county commissioners were reluctant to take McDowell at his word.
County officials are now preparing an analysis to be presented to the commissioners soon.