Payment recognizes their efforts during pandemic
The Dare County Board of Commissioners on Jan. 19 unanimously adopted 2021 mid-year budget revisions that include $375,000 in one-time bonuses for county employees to recognize their efforts working through the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.
Depending on their job duties and increased workloads in response to the pandemic, county employees are set to receive a $1,000, $600, $400 or $200 one-time bonus.
“We’ve got a bunch of employees who have worked really, really hard through COVID,” noted County Manager Bobby Outten before the revisions were approved. “The health department folks have done exemplary work… they are to be commended.”