Meeting makes little progress on health department wage request


Last updated 3/1/2023 at 11:53am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Hill County Public Health Director Kim Berg listens Tuesday in the Hill County Courthouse Annex meeting room to Hill County Commissioner Jake Strissel during a meeting to discuss the wages of county health department employees.

Hill County Commissioner Jake Strissel met with members of the Hill County Health Department Tuesday to discuss possible ways to raise their wages to a level reflecting their educational requirements, something the department has been asking for for years with little success.

Health department employees have advocated for a raise in wages across the county in general, but say their department is in particular need, because their jobs require degrees and ongoing education which is very expensive.

Employees of the department have expressed serious concerns that these wages, already low comp...

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