UAGE asked for a 1% longevity – and we got it.

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After weeks of discussions, the Salt Lake County Council voted to approve the Mayor’s proposal with very little change.

The County Council approved a 2.75% pay increase for the majority of the employees; this would exclude those who are capped or redlined, those who received below a three on their annual performance reviews, and those on long-term disability or probation. Employees new to the county in 2014 will receive a prorated amount.

There will be a 5% increase on insurance this year. Along with this, employees on the traditional insurance will be asked to pay 100% of their pharmacy until their deductible is met. And Human Resources will be including some new options for voluntary insurance programs.

Additionally, UAGE asked that those red-lined or capped not be punished for having seniority. UAGE asked for a 1% longevity – and we got it.

The Sheriff was granted the option to switch up the compensation. The same moneys will be distributed but they will be moving some dollars around while the Sheriff works to keep his commitment to his employees.

Although UAGE did not receive everything requested, we are happy with the finished results of the 2015 budgets.

The public hearing for the budget will be held on December 9th at 6pm in the Council chambers.

As always, we will encourage the Mayor’s office and the County Council to always put the employees first.

Watch Live: Meet the Candidates

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Sherrie Swensen – Salt Lake County Clerk

Sherrie Swensen – Salt Lake County Clerk
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Sherrie Swensen photoI have been honored to serve the citizens of Salt Lake County and I hope to continue in that service where I oversee the Marriage, Passport, Council Clerk and Election Divisions. As County Clerk, I have greatly expanded voter registration opportunities by implementing voter outreach drives at high schools, senior citizen centers and events. By offering a Permanent Vote-by-Mail Program, which now includes over 125,000 voters, and establishing numerous early voting locations, I have made it convenient and accessible for our citizens to vote.
My office website (www.clerk.slco.org) contains valuable information where voters can check their registration status, view a sample ballot for their precinct, find their Election Day polling location, track their vote-by-mail ballot, obtain a marriage license application, etc.
In 2014, I spearheaded legislation, Senate Bill 36 sponsored by Senator Karen Mayne, to protect voter registration records from being published on the Internet. I also proposed and lobbied for the passage of legislation in 1994, Emergency Absentee Ballots, which allows people who have been confined to a hospital or care center on Election Day to have a family member hand-carry a ballot to them. I asked for legislation to be sponsored and lobbied to change the State’s marriage law. After only three months in office, I realized there was a problem with Utah’s marriage law when a fourteen year-old was brought to Utah from Texas to marry a fifty-six year old man. I immediately asked for a legislative bill to be sponsored to change the existing law. After the law was changed, it required that a fourteen or fifteen year old interview with a juvenile court judge to determine if they were voluntarily entering into the marriage. Prior to the adoption of the new State Law, Utah was one of only three states in the Nation that allowed a child to marry with the consent of only one parent. Finally, the law was changed again in 1999 so fourteen year olds can no longer marry in Utah.
It is imperative to elect a county clerk who is experienced and dedicated to ensuring that elections are conducted efficiently, securely, openly and honestly. I would like to continue to serve the citizens of Salt Lake County and I am reapplying for my job.

Wanda Amann County Clerk

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Who is Wanda Amann?

Wanda Amann received her BS in Economics from the University of Utah in 1989 while working full time.

Her professional background includes:

Landlord and Property Manager

National Sales Manager, Frito-Lay

Regional Sales & Marketing, for Monsanto Nylons

Customer Service & Inventory Manager, Sales Management and Product Development, Huish Detergents

Retail Store Manager, Sherwin-Williams

With over 30 years of business experience, Wanda knows the best practices for managing efficient organizations, particularly in the customer service areas of communications and marketing.

In addition, Wanda has invested hundreds of hours in civic service. She is uniquely qualified to oversee the County elections and services as evidenced by her significant involvement with the 2012 national political campaign in UT, CO, NY, IA, MO and NV. Wanda supervised 15 polling locations for three weeks and 34 precincts for the Presidential Caucus. All of her activities were entirely self-funded.

Wanda Amann will use her skills, knowledge, and resourcefulness to build public confidence and trust in the County Clerk’s office. It will be a pleasant place to work and to visit for our county’s residents during some of the most important events of their lives. She will be loyal and accountable to the taxpayers and voters in Salt Lake County. As your new Salt Lake County Clerk, Wanda will bring the energy and passion of a new generation to the job.

What does she want to do?
As your next County Clerk, Wanda Amann will give you, the VOTER:
Voting that is secure, flexible and convenient
Operations that are fair and cost-effective
Trust through transparent and dependable processes
Excellent customer service and communication
Reliable results from modern technology
How is she going to do it?

VOTING:
Wanda will maintain integrity in the County’s election process to ensure the security of voter information and election results. She plans to minimize polling location changes to reduce voter confusion and misdirection. She will continue to promote vote-by-mail and early voting as methods to increase voter participation.

OPERATIONS:
Wanda will lead by example to ensure the responsibilities of the Office are fulfilled honestly and fairly. She will develop knowledgeable, cross-trained teams that are more effective and responsive to your needs. She will recognize and reward innovation and efficiency among staff. Wanda will spend your tax dollars wisely by using sound business practices.

TRUST:
Trust in the election process is suffering. Voter turnout is at an all-time low. Nearly one half of registered voters do not cast a ballot. Wanda will help voters during the decision-making process by establishing a non-partisan one-stop information site about candidates that is timely, accessible, and user-friendly.
EXCELLENCE:
No improvements have been made to the voter registration process in four years and she believes we can do better. Nearly one third of the county voting-age population is not registered to vote. Wanda will champion democracy by fostering a service-oriented approach within the Clerk’s office that will promote voter registration in the manner that best suits individual citizens’ circumstances.
RELIABILITY:
Technology has advanced in the eight years since our electronic voting machines were placed in service and they are quickly becoming obsolete and un-repairable. Wanda will apply original thought and managerial skill to effectively spearhead selection and installation of the latest secure election technology at the lowest possible cost. She will defend verification laws and expand the audit of ballot data to ensure election accuracy.

A vote for Wanda on November 4th will bring improvements for you, the VOTER.

www.vote4wanda.com

Sim Gill District Attorney

unnamedSim Gill was elected Salt Lake County District Attorney in November 2010. As a veteran prosecutor, Sim has been a champion on issues of therapeutic justice, criminal prosecution and alternatives to prosecution. He has long been an advocate of taking a systems approach to the issues of criminal and social justice, focusing on collaborative and community-oriented approaches to problem solving.

Sim collaborated on the creation and implementation of various therapeutic justice programs including Mental Health Court, Salt Lake City Domestic Violence Court, Misdemeanor Drug Court, the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center and the Early Case Resolution program. These alternatives seek to transition out of the criminal justice system those offenders who can most benefit from other programs—giving them a much greater chance to not re-offend.

Sim graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. degree in History and Philosophy. He received his J. D. degree and certificate of specialization in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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