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City of Sanibel continues personnel reductions through attrition

By Staff | Apr 27, 2009

In response to the current economic climate, the City of Sanibel’s full-time work force is continuing to be reduced.

The city’s full- time work force has been reduced by 7 percent this fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1, 2008. Since Oct. 1, the city has reduced the full-time work force by 9 employees through attrition including separations and retirements.

The positions that have been vacated include: the police aide supervisor; an engineering technician; a police aide; a dispatcher; and three full-time police officers. The full-time police officers have been replaced with part-time sworn officers. The part-time employees do not receive benefits including retirement.

Since Oct. 1, 2006 the city of Sanibel’s full-time work-force, including the Enterprise Funds, has been reduced by 10.6 percent, from 142 to 127 full-time employees.

Upon releasing these statistics Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra stated, “City Council has been very clear in their direction; our goal is to reduce our full-time workforce through attrition while maintaining the quality of service we provide to the citizens and visitors of our community. We have been able to achieve these two goals due to the commitment of existing employees to reach and exceed their performance goals.”

Source: City of Sanibel