Fulton County arranges workday requirements

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently adopted standard workdays for about a dozen elected and appointed officials.

The board voted at the County Office Building to set scheduled workdays as part of a requirement of the state retirement system.

“It has to be done within a certain amount of time after you’re elected,” said county Administrative Officer Jon Stead.

The resolution noted in 2010 the state retirement system changed reporting requirements for elected and appointed county employees who are members of the system. The Board of Supervisors must adopt a standard workday after the first 180 days of taking office, or whenever a newly-elected or appointed office is established.

Adopted were these standards for elected county officials: Clerk William Eschler, Treasurer Edgar Blodgett and District Attorney Louise Sira – all seven hours per day; and board Chairman William Waldron – six hours. The amount of days worked per month all averaged about 25, except Waldron’s schedule, which was listed as four days per month.

Appointed officials working seven-hour workdays were listed as: Director of Community Services Ernest Gagnon, Director of Information Services Perry Lovell, Director of Weights and Measures Neil Daley, Planning Director James Mraz, Probation Director Cynthia Licciardi and Public Defender Gerard McAuliffe. County Public Health Director Denise Frederick was listed as having an eight-hour workday.


In other personnel matters, the board made three appointments.

St. Mary’s Hospital employee David Fariello of Johnstown was appointed to the Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie Workforce Development Board until June 30, 2015. He was nominated by the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce to serve as a private sector board member.

Supervisors appointed Patricia Buell of Johnstown to the Office for Aging Advisory Board as a general member for a term running through Dec. 31, 2015.

The board named Peter Goderie of Johnstown to the county Planning Board to serve the balance of a term running until Dec. 31.