In legislation submitted Tuesday, Bello singled out workers at Monroe Community Hospital, the Sheriff’s Office, the Greater Rochester International Airport, and employees of the departments of Public Health, Human Services, Environmental Services, Veterans Services, and Public Safety.
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- Monroe County Executive Adam Bello.
The additional pay would cover increases of between 10 percent and 20 percent for roughly 2,400 employees — about half the county's full- and part-time workforce — retroactive to April 4 and continue through to the end of the state of emergency declared by Bello, according to the legislation.
The increases are projected to cost $542,000 per pay period and would be funded by a $129.4 million federal grant from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, according to the legislation.
Legislature President Joseph Carbone, a Republican from Irondequoit, signaled support for the proposal in a statement, saying the Republican majority has been working with the Democratic county executive on the concept of hazard pay.
A special meeting of the Legislature has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, to consider the measure and others.
David Andreatta is CITY's editor. He can be reached at email@example.com.