Rock Island County Board Votes for More Reform
The Rock Island County Board continues to implement standard professional policies. It approved several reforms this month and is likely to consider dozens more in the fall.
County Administrator Dave Ross says a year ago, Rock Island County board members promised to "stay out of personnel actions." And last week they approved an equal employment opportunity policy, to clarify discrimination will not be allowed based on gender, genetics, pregnancy, and sexual orientation.
Annual performance appraisals will begin next year. Ross says he or a Human Resources employee will also offer orientation to new county board members.
Ross says Rock Island County's financial problems developed over many years, and it will take at least five years to solve them.
The board also voted to eliminate one paid holiday by observing Presidents Day instead of both Lincoln and Washington's birthdays.
Annual performance appraisals will begin next year. Ross says he or a Human Resources employee will also offer orientation to new county board members. A big step to financial health will be saving 20% of annual expenditures as a reserve fund.