2012-02-23 / Politics
County Employee Tab: $68 M
Benefits, pensions drive up costs, even as number of workers falls
The cost of salaries and benefits for Putnam County employees has risen by 14.5 percent from 2008 to this year, even as the number of employees has dropped from 759 to 657 this year. In other words, the number of employees has dropped by 13.4 percent, but the cost, even for fewer employees, has risen by slightly more, 14.5 percent.