Personnel Distribution

Summary of Average Full-Time Equivalent Staff by Department

Below is a table displaying the average full-time equivalent (FTE) staff count by department for 2020, 2021, and the 2022 budget year. Actual part-time staff hours have been converted to full-time equivalent positions and included in the information below for comparability.

For fiscal years 2020 and 2021, averages have been used based on actual payroll data. The 2022 budget numbers reflect full employment for fiscal year 2022.

As shown in the table above, position counts within each department did not see a significant change between 2020 and 2021. The City continued to maintain staffing levels and support the local economy throughout the COVID pandemic, and the primary reason for the overall increase in FTE's is related to the fulfillment of positions that were open in 2020.

The City is in a growth spurt and demands on current staff are high. As a result, in 2022, the City has budgeted for seven and one half FTE position increases which are reflected above and discussed below:

1. The Administration department has budgeted to add 1 FTE in a Human Resources Manager role.

2. The Police Department has budgeted to add 1 FTE, a Records Clerk, who will manage the records function that was previously contracted out to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Department.

3. The Public Works department has budgeted to add one employee, a mechanic specializing in emergency vehicles.

4. The Arts & Culture department has budgeted to add one and one-half employee - an Event Coordinator and a Community Outreach Coordinator.

5. The Parks & Recreation department has budgeted to add two employees: a Facilitator for recreation programming and a Facilities Worker for maintenance.

6. The Water & Wastewater Utilities have budgeted to add one shared employee, a Municipal Worker.