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File #: ID 21-2876    Version: 1 Name: Transit Drivers
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Title: Transit Drivers

 

Meeting Date:                     July 6, 2021

 

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Transit Drivers

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Summary:

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An ongoing demand for part time workers continues to be an issue for most business in Rutherford County.  Transit has been hit especially hard due to the large number of part time drivers.  Twelve part time drivers have resigned out of the 25 positions over the past few months, and there are very few candidates applying for jobs.  COVID has resulted in many drivers deciding to fully retire to spend more time with their families or because they can get either a full time or better-paying part time position elsewhere.   As the demand for Transit services is opening back up, there is concern that Transit will not be able to meet the demand with the current staff available. 

 

Transit is requesting that Commissioners consider consolidating 4 part time positions into 2 full time positions, per Section 5 of the Personnel Policy.  This request can be done at no additional cost to Transit or to the County General Fund.

 

2 Full Time Drivers:  $48,906

Benefits:  $14,672

Total for 2 Full Time Drivers:  $63,578

 

4 Part Time Drivers:  $53,579

Benefits:   $13,154

Total for 4 Part Time Drivers:  $66,733

 

This change would give Transit:

                     Full Time Drivers:  Currently 3 positions, requesting a move to a total of 5 positions

                     Part Time Drivers:  Currently 25 positions, requesting a move to a total of 21 positions

 

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Budget:

 

N/A

 

Contact Information:

 

Kerry Giles, Transportation Director

kerry.giles@rutherfordcountync.gov <mailto:kerry.giles@rutherfordcountync.gov>

287-4505

 

 

Recommended Motion:

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Discussion and possible action.