Don’t Forget the City and Town Budgets
Question: What is this?
35-40 – East Greenwich, Middletown, Portsmouth, Newport, Warwick, Woonsocket
37.5 – Bristol, Glocester and Jamestown
35 – Burrillville, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Exeter, Foster, Little Compton, Narragansett, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown
34 or 32.5 – West Warwick
32.5 – Tiverton
30 – Warren
Answer: The number of hours required to qualify as a full-time, benefits-garnering town employee for the towns listed. (If your town isn’t listed above, it either requires 40 hours or didn’t provide the information). And who knows what other perks these employees might get.
I provide this because–while we tend to focus on the state budget–we can’t forget that our municipalities also need to cut back. All of our cities and towns usually get state aid. I’m guessing there won’t be that much this year and local governments better get ready.
There is more information at the RI Municipal Affairs Office. The above came from the “Collective Bargaining Agreements In Rhode Island Cities & Towns“. There is also: “Health Insurance Provisions Municipal Collective Bargaining Agreements“; “Municipal Salary Survey“; and the “City & Town Council Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey.” Reading these will make you laugh, cry (or maybe even relieved).