Additionally, the proposed budget increases the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all full-time and regular part-time employees and includes an insurance holiday.
These proposals continue the progress started in the FY2018 budget to create a more competitive salary structure for all DeKalb County employees. In 2018, county employees whose salaries had not been adjusted since 2016 received a 3-percent raise, and a $14 per hour minimum wage was established for all full-time and regular part-time employees.
And in October, a 4-percent salary increase went into effect which applied to approximately 2,100 public safety employees.
The Board of Commissioners will vote on the 2019 county budget by Feb. 28, 2019.