Macon City Council members resisted news Tuesday that Bibb County is, for the moment anyway, considering treating transferred city employees as new hires.
Eighty-nine full-time employees are scheduled to be transferred from city to county along with a wealth of property as of July 1, under terms of a service delivery strategy signed last May. The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is working with city and county on details of the transfer, and Laura Mathis from that agency told council members that Bibb County commissioners have asked her to proceed with plans for treating those employees as new hires with no credit for the years they’ve worked at the city. That leaves open the possibility of giving some credit for service on pension benefits, but that work by an actuary would come later, Mathis said.
Council members indicated they may formally ask the county to offer that credit, though the expense of calculating it would be shared by city and county.
For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Telegraph.