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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

County hires consultant to work on salary matrix

Work to update the pay matrix for Cottonwood County employees will expand in the coming weeks.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners approved hiring Robert Bjorklund Consulting to develop a plan to update the county’s pay matrix.

Commissioner Tom Appel noted Bjorklund had recently done a similar project for Redwood County.

Appel noted that Bjorklund hoped to be able to start his work on the project this month. The board is hopeful the entire matrix can be completed by July, before union contract negotiations begin.

The board approved hiring Bjorklund at a fee not to exceed $7,500.

More on Tuesday’s meeting appears in the April 6 print and e-editions of the Citizen.

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