Fredonia ends personnel job

Fredonia has abolished its personnel specialist position and divided the duties among the village clerk and treasurer.

The moves were made with no comment by village officials at a January Board of Trustees meetings.

They mark a switch from the 2021 edition of the Board of Trustees, which put the personnel specialist into a “village advisory team” trio that also included the clerk and treasurer. The trustees changed the village charter for the move.

However, four people on the five-member board did not return in 2022, and the new board abolished the advisory team in February 2022, removing the changes from the charter.

The trustees ended the personnel specialist position Jan. 9. At their next regular meeting on Jan. 23, they divided the position’s duties between Clerk Annemarie Johnston and Treasurer Erlyssa LeBeau.

Johnston and LeBeau will each get an extra $7,500 yearly to take on the extra duties.

According to the trustees’ resolutions, Johnston will take over “on and off boarding paperwork, civil service contact, disability information, employment advertising, employment verification (and) promotional/hiring information.” LeBeau will run “retirement information, worker’s compensation claims, accruals, payroll and payroll taxes oversight, benefits… (and) payroll account reconciliations.”


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