Tom Jeleniewski <email@example.com>
Dear Selectboard Members:
On Monday May 14th you will be asked to vote on a proposal to grant prorated benefits for the Sewer Department Administrative Assistant. We have been in discussions with the TA for many months regarding this issue that has to do with the employee who currently (and for some months now) has been unable to work a full 40 hours per week due to an ongoing (documented) issue. Therefore she has been scheduled to work only 32 hours per week.
After many months of unsuccessful discussions between the TA and myself he has “crafted” a document which grants employees not working 40 hours, but are working a “substantial” number of hours the ability to accumulate “full time” benefits at a prorated amount according to the number of hours scheduled to work.
We believe this arrangement to be fair while not violating the intent of 2017-1. At the same time we are asking that any employee benefits that have been denied during these months should be restored.
Please keep in mind that this issue does not affect the town budget in any way.
This is your chance to “do the right thing” and not “throw the employee under the bus”
PLEASE DO THE “RIGHT THING” AND VOTE IN THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Tom Jeleniewski (member, Sewer Commission)