Mohave County supervisors have kicked the PTO can down the road once again. The board took no action during Monday’s meeting on staff proposed options for reforming the paid time off policy for the county workforce.
Supervisors have wrestled with PTO-related problems and proposed solutions over the course of several meetings in recent months. The impasse involves the conflict between the budget-related wish to reduce what some believe to be excessive PTO hours granted county employees against the view that any changes represent a breach of their benefit-compensation agreement at the point they were hired.
“It’s my intent and hope that we honor the promise,” said supervisor Gary Watson. “I have no intention coming off that promise today, next week or next month.”
Watson’s motion to maintain the existing PTO policy for current employees died in a 3-2 vote. Supervisor Hildy Angius said she simply needs more time to consider the history of the PTO issues and employee input with respect to resolution options.
“It’s a very big decision. I’m really not prepared to vote on this today,” Angius said. “I’m still trying to figure this out.”
Supervisors expect to revisit PTO policy later this summer or early in the fall.