Sunday, May 17, 2009

Arlington County Spends Extravagantly on County Personnel

Several A.Y. visitors asked how much Arlington County spends on personnel. You can obtain information from the County's Budget Web site at:

http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/ManagementAndFinance/budget/page68453.aspx

These data reflect the County Manager's proposed funding for various departments, funds, and other activities. The County Board's final funding is slightly higher.

A.Y. notes the following, check it out yourself --

County Board Office

Number of Full Time Equivalent Employees - 7.75
Personnel Costs - $978,504
$$$ per Employee - $126,258

County Manager - Main Office

Number of Full Time Equivalent Employees - 12.0
Personnel Costs - $1,747,091
$$$ per Employee - $145,591

County Attorney's Office

Number of Full Time Equivalent Employees - 14.0
Personnel Costs - $2,099,813
$$$ per Employee - $149,987

Office of the Chief Information Officer

Number of Full Time Equivalent Employees - 3.0
Personnel Coats - $508,909
$$$ per Employee - $169,636

14 Comments:

At 17 May, 2009 , Anonymous Claremont said...

I wondered why I can't get my street paved.

 
At 17 May, 2009 , Anonymous Sheesh said...

Divide the cost per employee by 2080, which is the number of hours worked per year (52 weeks X 40 hrs/wk). Sheesh

 
At 17 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They work 50 weeks a year. Many County employees get more than 2 weeks' vacation.

 
At 17 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so are taxpayers paying $60-something an hour for someone to answer the phones in the County Board Office?

 
At 17 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears so......

 
At 17 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Yupette, did you notice how much the PR Team in the County Manager's Office costs the taxpayers? About $60 an hour. To crank out press releases that the Sun-Gazette prints as "news".

 
At 18 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably costs the taxpayers $120 for County Staff to write a press release for the Sun Gazette.

 
At 18 May, 2009 , Anonymous Politico said...

Scott McCaffrey was told to support the Democratic Party with news features as well as rewritten press releases in return for AIM producing SG's videos.

 
At 19 May, 2009 , Anonymous 22205 said...

I need my street paved too....

 
At 23 May, 2009 , Anonymous William said...

Hi Yupette,

Can we also have some data for other County Departments?

I'm outraged at how much taxpayers spend for basic stuff like someone answering the telephone in a County office.

 
At 23 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can wee see more of this stuff?

 
At 25 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are we paying the police and firefighters? Also, Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer? BTW, did you know that at least 100 County employees have no-show jobs, for example, they on extended maternity leave for years?

 
At 25 May, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info., Yupette.

 
At 28 May, 2009 , Anonymous Westover said...

How about street repaving?

 

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