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Cumberland County nonbargaining unit's COLA raise starts today

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Cumberland County's nonbargaining-unit employees hit performance targets and are receiving a 0.25 percent cost-of-living raise, starting today.

The raise represents the final installment of a COLA plan commissioners approved as part of the 2014 budget. The plan granted raises in steps that are tied to performance goals.

During the budget process, the board promised a 1.75 percent COLA raise for nonbargaining employees. At the end of 2013, a 0.75 percent raise was granted, with the remainder made conditional upon several cost-reduction measures.

Another 0.75 percent raise was granted in April. Officials said the final installment would come near the end of the year upon completion of all performance measures, which include improved fee collection processes.

The COLA increases were contingent upon the following targets having been met by Chief Clerk Larry Thomas and department heads: completion of 2014 departmental performance goals; establishing a new compensation system tied to performance; and a reduction of 12 positions.

Among other midstate counties, Lebanon County granted nonbargaining-unit employees a 3 percent raise. Lancaster County did not grant raises this year. York County gave nonbargaining-unit employees 1.6 percent, and Dauphin County gave 2 percent.

John Hilton

John Hilton

John Hilton covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at johnh@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JHilton32. Circle John Hilton on .

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