Polk to pay $147K out in comp time

Published 2:18 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Commissioners approve budget amendment last week

COLUMBUS—The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a budget amendment last week to pay out compensation time for its employees. 

Commissioners met last week and heard from county manager Marche Pittman about the needed budget amendment. 

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The county does the budget amendment at the end of every year to pay employees for work they did over hours. 

This year’s payout for all employees was $147,748. 

Pittman said there are a few employees who have asked to retain some of their hours because they plan to use it soon.