What is "Comp Time"?
At the last BOC meeting, “comp time” for the office staff was
questioned. Vacation and sick leave calculations were also
questioned. How does any employee accumulate “comp time”, vacation
days and sick days when they spend so much time out of the office?
When an employee spends half a day talking on their cell phone or
having visitors in their office to chat during the day, they should
not be getting “comp time” when they stay late to get their work
finished. We consider those late hours as making up for the time
that was wasted all day long. But, this is how employees are
accumulating “comp time” in Jasper County.
When an employee is out of the office to check on their children,
attend school events, or rush out to fill up their vehicle with gas,
they don’t always clock out. But when they stay late or come in on
the week-end to get their work done because they’ve been gone during
regular work hours, they want “comp time.”
Supervision in the BOC office has been lacking for quite some time.
Commissioner Hill has stated twice that our personnel policies need
revising. The problem is the
personnel policies are NOT BEING ENFORCED
by the County Manager or the BOC. Employees come and go as they
please without any thought of what needs to be done. Why not? If
they stay late, they can just get “comp time.”
Next time you’re in the Courthouse, walk around and see who is in,
who is out, who has visitors in their office, and who the visitors
are—many times it is other county employees.
“Comp time” is against county personnel policy. The taxpayers want
and deserve an hour’s work for an hour’s pay—not pay for being out,
talking, and goofing off and more pay (“comp time”) for working
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