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Seward County Commission Meets and Approves Wage Increase for Jail Staff

Joe Denoyer - October 16, 2022 2:30 pm

The Seward County Board of County Commissioners met Friday evening with a request from the Seward County Sheriff’s Department for the Commission to consider a wage increase for the Jail Staff. Of the 25 budgeted positions, only 14 are currently filled with 10 full-time and 4 part-time officers. Currently housed in the Seward County Jail, there are 89 inmates. The current starting base pay for the officers is $15/hour with Sergeants at $18/hour. The proposed increase would put officers starting at $18/hour with 75 cents per hour differential for OIC and 25 cents per hour for 8-night officers and $21/hour for sergeants. All additional Staff, Supervisors, and Training staff would have their wages increased by $3/hour.

After discussion by the Commissioners, the proposal was approved.


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