The slides on benefits raise a lot more questions than they answer:
1) Why is the minimum retirement age 55, when it is 65 for the rest of us?
2) Do health benefits to retirees continue after they are eligible for Medicare? If so, why?
3) Do dependents receive health benefits after retirement?
4) Is there a cap on how many hours of vacation and sick pay can be accrued annually? If not, why not?
5) Why is a cash value put on sick leave at "separation"? No private employer does that.
6) Is "spiking" still allowed in setting pensions?
7) $75 a month for health insurance is peanuts.
8) How is the reduction of one day a year in time off being implemented?
I could go on, but I don't think we are getting anything like the full story here.
T.U.D. Employees have jobs with benefits. Who is going to be the first to explain why that is a bad thing.
Still alot of money can be saved. Holidays: get rid of The day before Christmas, Friday after Thanksgiving and the day before New Years. If those holidays fall on there days off, then money saved. How about doing there own billing instead of paying an outsider to do it? they keep changing the due date from bill to bill. How about letting the retires pay for there own medical like most other people? that would save the company over $300,000.00 right there. Sick leave..Don't roll it over.. if they don't use it, then they loose it. Kampa has been wanting to raise our rates for a long time. But yet he will continue to spend and find ways to raise those rates not thinking of others who can't afford it. Just watch.
Why are the rate payers paying for benefits for board members, Don't these people have other jobs that should included then in their own insurance package. I seen this same abuse at Soulsbyville school, when the board voted to get themselves benefits years ago.
Mcarden,good comment,your right this brings more questions than answers,these board members are back living in preresession days,there is no more tax revenue to support there retirement and benefits,typical backwards thinking from county board members.
@ o-no-bigguy: WOW I didn't realize that we were also paying for the board members benefits also. What a joke! Michigan Slim: there is nothing wrong with them getting benefits, but why are we paying for it? Kampa has really done NO cutbacks like other business and yet he wants more money and for WHAT? Yes I agree Mcarden this does raise MORE questions. Kampa is not being truthful here at all about everything. They need to be audited to say the least. Most of us have taken strong hits at work to help and TUD has taken none really..They have NO clue what cutting back is.Yes I do work and full time and pay more than they do out of pocket. but I am thankful I do have a job to help pay bills and what is left (not much) for food and gas. I live pay day to pay day, barely at that.
I don't know..In the present economy all the meter changers and ditch diggers could get a buck or two over minimum wage..It's hungry out there..can the benefits..If the economy picks up you have a trained work force..then give them a 401k
I am so glad I was not the only one who saw this. WOW!!! You are all on the mark... more questions than answers!! This is a ploy as the recall is going on and forward and the Board members are running scared!! I do not know about you but they are not telling the truth on the rate increases either. Our base rate is going up at least 27%, then there is the tiered rate increase as well. They really think we are dumb. I suggest you all call TUD and ask them if they are going to send out detailed information on the new rate increase just like last October. The information Kampa is telling us (lying to us about) is not clear and is deceptive.
Hey about the recall, where do we sign? I would love too.
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