County Board approves employee incentive programThe Pierce County Board of Supervisors set the stage for the county in 2013 by approving a variety of items Tuesday.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
The Pierce County Board of Supervisors set the stage for the county in 2013 by approving a variety of items Tuesday.
Near the top of the list was the implementation of a health and wellness incentive program for employees and their spouses on the county’s health insurance plan. For those who belong to a fitness club, the county will reimburse them $20 monthly up to $240 each. Proper documentation is needed, however.
Administrative Coordinator Jo Ann Miller said the benefits for the county are encouraging employees to have a healthier lifestyle and lower claim costs.
In other action, the board approved:
--Continuing the strategic planning process. Facilitators Connie Foster and Dan Wall outlined to the board three future workshops dealing with purpose, mission and philosophy, creating a practical vision and creating a one-year strategic plan. The pair would like to start the workshops after the holidays, which the board favored. Miller said the next step is getting dates to work out. Fees will be $700 for the first and $1,400 for both the second and third. The strategic planning process was proposed last fall due to seven new members and a new administrative coordinator so the board can make the best choices about who Pierce County is and where is it going.
--The sheriff’s department’s spending of $2,500 to perform a study for remodeling the current jail. That option would also include moving dispatch to a new addition on the south side of the building and having that space used for jail administration offices.
For more please read the Nov. 21 print version of the Herald.