Exempt staff will see no increase in their salary this year after city council determined no cost of living adjustment would be made during city council meeting Tuesday.
“The decision to not provide an annual wage adjustment to exempt staff was made in an effort to ensure we are being highly sensitive to our local economic context and financially responsible,” said Mayor Tara Veer.
“Right now, financial sustainability is a priority for the city, and while staff are one of our greatest assets, the continuing provincial and local economic context have necessitated this financial response to our new economic normal.”
There are approximately 157 exempt employees working for the city of Red Deer. This group includes directors, managers, superintendents, supervisors, professionals and specialists.