Hawkins County Commissioners Seek to Establish Fair Salary Scale for County Employees

Hawkins County Commissioners hope to come up with a fair salary scale for county employees who aren’t yet eligible for annual step pay increases

Sheriff, school and highway employees receive step increases annually up to the point that their salaries max out.

However, other county employees only receive raises when the commission approves a cost of living increase. This has become increasingly rare and some commissioners have called to put them on step increases as well.

The cost of it has not yet been calculated in the budget which is already around $100,000 in the red for 2018-19.