Ventura County Supervisors approved a proposal to try to save millions in pension money, by limiting ways some employees can use vacation, and sick pay to spike the formula used to calculate their retirement.
The plan applies to new management, and non-union workers, which make up about 12 percent of the county’s workforce.
After it’s phased in, the change would save the county about nine million dollars a year, and will reduce pension pay of the new workers by about eight percent from current levels.
County officials say while this new policy applies to a small portion of the county’s workforce now, they want to implement similar measures with public safety workers, like law enforcement and firefighters.
Some members of the Ventura County Taxpayer’s Association call the board’s action a step in the right direction, but one which doesn’t go far enough.