Albany Commission looks at public safety raises, COVID-related incentives for employees

  • Source: Albany Herald
  • Published: 09/22/2021 01:04 AM

A package of Albany city employee incentives that includes payouts for working through COVID-19, getting vaccinated and earning a degree or certifications and raises for public safety employees will come up for a vote next week. The Albany City Commission discussed the package that would add $2.9 million to the city’s $290 million budget on Tuesday, with an eye toward voting on the programs individually. Pay proposals, which include a 2 percent raise for fire, police and some utility workers, also were recommended by interim City Manager Steven Carter, who made the recommendations after consulting with commissioners. One of the proposals would reward workers with pay for working jobs that involved frequent contact with the public or other hazards associated with doing their jobs during the pandemic.


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