salary

Sheriff pitches salary increase for deputies

Sheriff pitches salary increase for deputies

To pay for an estimated $1.6 million increase to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies’ salaries, County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson proposed Monday that the county pull the money from capital expenditures. Sheriff Bob Johnson made a presentation to the commissioners during their regular meeting comparing Santa Rosa to other counties. Currently, deputies in Santa Rosa […]

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Effective Dec. 1 federal employment law regarding overtime and wages will change dramatically, more than doubling the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay for 4 million employees in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are currently required to pay time and a half […]

Six figures for Gomillion’s new assistant is typical

Six figures for Gomillion’s new assistant is typical

The $115,000 annual salary for the new position of assistant to County Administrator Tony Gomillion is prompting questions and criticism. But a Navarre Press review of pay scales in nearby counties and those of similar size elsewhere in the state shows that both Gomillion’s compensation and that of his as-yet-unnamed assistant are in line with […]

Teacher salary negotiations stalled

Teacher salary negotiations stalled

Despite holding nine negotiation sessions since September, representatives from Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE), the county’s teachers’ union, and Santa Rosa County District Schools officials have yet to agree upon teacher salaries. “The difference in SRPE’s proposal and the school district offer is about $233,000 and a difference in the philosophy of how to institute […]