Erie County employees working late shifts were promised raises as part of the bargaining agreement between the county and its white collar union in January. But it's taken eight months for those employees to get the extra money.
More than 450 county employees with the Civil Service Employees Association Local 815 have been waiting to receive their raises, but the county has been slow to adjust its payroll to provide for the increase in shift differential pay, according to a Comptroller's Office report. The county owes more than $15,000 in raises for people working late shifts, according to the report.
A spokesman for County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the county had to make many payroll adjustments to account for other employee raises. The retroactive shift differential raises should be in employee paychecks that will be issued Sept. 21, the spokesman said.