Layoffs tally more than $250K in savings |

Layoffs tally more than $250K in savings

Nevada County leaders hope to save more than a quarter million dollars with four layoffs announced last week.

The county will save $251,261 annually in payroll after laying off two positions in the county’s CEO office, one in the community development agency and another in the probation department, said Nevada County Human Resources Director Gayle Satchwell.

The layoffs were the result of falling county revenues, mainly property taxes, and rising costs, according to a memo from Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey.

The layoffs take effect at the end of October.

A release from the Nevada County CEO office announced only two layoffs last Friday, officials said.

County officials are not yet commenting on the effect of the layoffs and how the work may be parsed out, Satchwell said.

Haffey announced Friday he plans cut his own $168,000 annual salary by 9 percent. The pay cut will take the form of a 5 percent straight pay cut, and another 4 percent of his salary will be contributed to the county pension fund.

The end result is a $15,120 cut. The Nevada County Board of Supervisors must approve the reduction.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail or call (530) 477-4239.

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