County commissioners talk employee pay during stay-at-home order

Kosciusko County Courthouse. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

A special meeting of the county commissioners on Wednesday was discussing how much county employees would be paid as Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order continues.

Through an hour-long discussion between the three commissioners, along with county department heads in attendance, a unanimous decision was to pay those who are at work, or the “essential employees,” a full day’s pay, while those who are at home will receive two-thirds pay. This will begin on April 7th.

Also approved during the meeting was the Federal Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion policy and the Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave, along with a claims policy that gives county commissioner Brad Jackson the power to sign claims.