County mulls separations



The Sweetwater County commissioners are looking at another voluntary separation program to possibly head off future layoffs.

The commissioners discussed the program Tuesday. According to Garry McLean, director of human resources for the county, the program had been offered eight times in the last decade.

The program allows for employees close to retirement age to take an early retirement buyout. The goal is to either redistribute the responsibilities associated with a position to others within a department or to retire a higher-paid position and replace it with a lowe...


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