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County looks to survey employees
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Kenny Moffitt

New County Commissioners Chris Rippy and Kenny Moffitt are working on a way to survey county employees and see what they like and dislike about their jobs. 

At the county Policy and Personnel committee meeting Friday night, Rippy told the committee they were looking into asking county employees about their jobs. This would help the county figure out what makes employees leave for jobs in other counties. 

“We are looking at pushing to get some surveys out to county employees about what they like about positions and what they don’t like. We have a lot of employees leaving to go to other counties for higher wages, better insurance, whatever. We want to know why they are leaving. In order to do that me and Moffitt are actually working on ways to give out surveys,” Rippy said.

Rippy said this survey would also include employees who work with the school system because educators are also looking for jobs out of the county. The survey would include basic questions.

“I am trying to develop questions right now. Basic questions like what do you like about your job? What do you like about Warren County employment? Certain questions that will be directed toward that,” said Rippy. 

“Asking questions like are you satisfied with your department head? Because those are things we could address as a commission,” said Moffitt. “We can look and see what is going on.”

Moffitt also added that this might be beneficial to the county because he is unsure if anyone has ever reached out like this before. 

“I don’t think anyone has ever tried to reach out and get raw data like that from the employees,” said Moffitt.

The survey is still being developed, but Moffitt and Rippy say it would only take three or four minutes to fill out. The survey would be optional, but Rippy is hopeful county employees will participate. 

“My optimism says since this has never happened before more people will be apt to do it,” said Rippy. 

Some County Commissioners were in favor of this idea. 

“I think it is a positive move. I want the employees to feel appreciated and valued. I am all for pay raises and reducing the amount of insurance, but there are other ways that you can make an employee feel rewarded and proud to work for Warren County,” added Commissioner Donna Smith.  

The survey is still being worked out, but the idea was received positively by the committee.