Many Charleston County employees could see pay raise

Published: Jul. 25, 2014 at 3:14 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Hundreds of Charleston County workers could see more money in their paychecks this fall.

The Committee for Auditing Performance and Evaluation Standards (CAPES) presented their recommendations to the Finance Committee Thursday night.

Suggestions included a new classification system and corresponding pay scale for the county's 2,472 employees. Under the new plan, those employees are split into two categories: general and public safety. Public Safety includes members of law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

General employees fall under one of 50 pay ranges. Public safety employees fall under one of 45 pay ranges.

The plan would also allow for performance-based incentives to begin during an employee's seventh year with the county.

Charleston County Council may vote on the plan at their upcoming meeting. If passed, the anticipated date of implementation is October 3.

CAPES also presented plans to adjust pay rates of elected officials and county council. Those suggestions were deferred until the next Finance Committee meeting in August.

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