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Birmingham, AL
1001 to 5000 employees
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  • "Troubled County Government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL


    Competitve salary, decent benefits package (retirement, various insurances, etc.). Tuition reimbursement program (may or may not still exist) Strong employees' association


    Jefferson County (as a governmental entity AND as an employer) is currently experiencing massive financial problems. Most of the those problems are the result of questionable leadership installed in a fundamentally flawed system. Unlike most municipal governments wherein there is some separation of duties and authority between the legislative and executive branches, the Jefferson County Commission serves BOTH functions. Consequently, both the citizens AND the employees of Jefferson County bear the brunt of the problems that arise from this odd arrangement. The policies and decisions made by current and former commissioners with various weakness (greed, incompetence, insularity, pettiness, etc.) have driven the County to the brink of bankruptcy and dealt a severe blow to employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a manager-commission form of government. We need a competent professional administrative executive to run the county, period. In the name of efficiency, accountability, and countless other benefits, the structure of the county government must be overhauled.

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