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Clarion County CYS Work Week Hours Changed From 35 to 40

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Ron Wilshire

fullsizeoutput_6062CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion County Commissioners on Tuesday morning changed all Clarion County Child Welfare Services positions to 40 hours per week on a nonexempt status. Caseworkers are represented by the United Mine Workers of America.

(PHOTO: Clarion County Commissioners Ed Heasley, Ted Tharan, and Wayne Brosius.)

Related to the recent settlement of the CYS contract, Commissioners Ted Tharan, Wayne Brosius, and Ed Heasley also repositioned all bargaining and non-bargaining CYS employees into the 40-hour per work week except for the deputy director.
Tharan said the group previously worked based on a 35 hour per week system, and the employees will be paid for the additional five hours per week. Commissioners also released a report listing the employee and their new 40-hour per week salary.

Full-time CYS employees and salaries include:

  • Teresa Beichner, $25,591.13
  • Mary L Curtis, $47,186.58
  • Hillary Elliott, $24,240.23
  • Theresa Holden, $43,234.29
  • Denise Johnson, $45,607.50
  • Todd Klein, $54,532.85
  • Shannon Kumer, $30,616.43
  • Kevin Latchaw, $37,680.09
  • Cheryl Miller, $36,803.43
  • Kelsey Montgomery, $28,970.83
  • Melissa Obenrader, $30,616.43
  • Chelsea Porter, $28,970.83
  • Judy Rawson Myers, $36,254.40
  • Staci Rogers, $39,025.04
  • Julie Simpson, $48,162.70
  • Joyce Stewart, $22,386
  • Sherry Taylor $39,670.35
  • Sarah Wallace $36,254.40

In other business, Commissioners approved: 

• A revision of the 2015 Community Development Block Grant program to move the unspent funds of $59,318.00 from the Hawthorn Redbank Municipal Authority Sewer Lateral project to the East Brady Borough Grant Street sewer line replacement project.

• Resolution #6 of 2019, applying for a Keystone Historical Preservation Grant to replace 22 windows in the old jail. The new windows would be similar to the replacement windows installed in the courthouse.

• A contract on behalf of IT with Lenovo for a four-year lease for seven laptops used in Courts at a cost of $7299.67.

• A $5,500.00 grant from Hotel Tax to the Clarion County Fair Association for July 2019. The fair will receive $2,750.00 when approved and $2,750.00 upon completion of event closing forms.

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