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County officials disagree on pay scale
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A remark by County Mayor Mike Foster concerning the implementation of a wage scale for county general employees at last week’s county commission meeting prompted some county officials to issue a statement disagreeing with the idea of raises based on job classification.Foster has voiced a desire to establish a step system based on job classification and years of service for several months, but some officials disagree with his position, saying that while they support step increases based on years of service, raises based on job classification may case unrest among employees.The day after the meeting last week, Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen, County Clerk Mike Clayborn, Trustee Sean Driver, Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack and Clerk and Master Deborah Malone issued the following collective statement:“We as county officials have only asked for step raises based on years of service. At this time, we don't feel that job classifications are in the best interest of DeKalb County. It is our belief that job titles will be divisive and will kill morale and unity of the county offices.