Santa Clara County executive managers to get a 6% pay cut*

Media Advisory
June 7, 2011

Contact: Khanh Weinberg, (408) 921-0098

*But eligible for 5% “one-time performance adjustment”

SAN JOSE  The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be challenged with some tricky math Tuesday. County Executive Jeff Smith is proposing to “set an example for the rest of the organization” by taking a 6% pay cut for himself and for top county leaders.

The caveat is that a sub-group of the executive management group — which would include the county executive — would be eligible for a one-time 5% bonus if they receive a positive job evaluation.

The county faces a $219 million budget deficit and core social service programs are getting slashed. County workers will address the Board of Supervisors Tuesday calling for leadership to start at the top.

WHAT:   County Supervisors consider changes to compensation of top county leaders

WHEN:   9 a.m., Tuesday, June 7

WHERE: 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, Board Chamber

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide.  SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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