Older staff need flexible work options

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Employers must start providing better working conditions and provisions forolder employees or face difficulties in recruiting replacement staff in thefuture. Two separate reports show that changes are needed to build an olderworkforce because of Britain’s ageing population and the reduction in youngpeople available for work. Despite this, too few companies are addressing the impact of an ageingdemographic – even though the proportion of the population aged 50 and overwill rise from 33 per cent to 41 per cent in the next 25 years. The Barclays survey, undertaken by Third Age Research, suggests employeesare more likely to work on after retirement age if companies offer a flexibleworking environment, part-time work or less pressurised roles. The removal of tax penalties, and the introduction of cash incentives toreward loyalty, would also help employers persuade more staff to stay on atwork for longer. However, a separate report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation warns thatpolicy measures enabling people to work past retirement must not force peopleto “work until they drop”. It says financial incentives would achieve little unless other barriers,including age discrimination and negative attitudes, are removed so olderpeople could stay in the labour market longer. Sam Mercer, director of the Employers Forum on Age, said introducing a fewpolicies was not enough because a major culture change was required. “If we are going to work longer, we have to start working in adifferent way. There needs to be flexible options for older staff and the restof the workforce,” she said. Related posts:No related photos. Older staff need flexible work optionsOn 9 Dec 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Kelly Green, Jazzy Pettegrew file to run for Wellington mayor; no one files for school board this week; deadline is Tuesday

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This is the final Friday update for filings for Wellington school board, city council and all other local county races. The filing deadline is Tuesday, January 27, 2015.Kelly GreenThere were no Wellington school board races this week. Two candidates filed for mayor: Kelly Green and Jazzy Pettegrew. Green, an incumbent, also is running as a city council person.Wellington City Clerk Shane Shields said it is legal to run for both positions. If Green is elected as a mayor and a council person then she can decide which position she wishes to take. If Green should be elected to both, the office she chooses not to accept would be considered vacant. It would then be filled according to state statute. Statute provides that the governing body appoints someone to fill the vacancy.Second Class City and Third Class City Candidates may file with their city clerk. For those candidates, their fillings may not be listed here until the filing deadline and they are forwarded to the clerk’s office by the city clerk. Caldwell and Wellington are second class, all others are third class.The county filings as of today at the Sumner County Clerk’s office are as follows:  Wellington, Ks 67152 5 Council membersPaula HillsPO Box 46Geuda Springs, Ks 670511/22/15 USD359   Argonia School BoardDist. 1, Position 1Brian Fitch112 N PlumArgonia, KS 6700412/23/14 Brian Mayfield420 N PacificOxford, Ks 671191/15/15 Jim Valentine1020 N WashingtonWellington, Ks 671521/6/15 Geuda Springs CityMayor South Haven, Ks 67140 Wellington, Ks 67152 At-Large, Position 7Joseph Allen1253 W 40th Ave NArgonia, KS 670041/13/15 Dist 2, Position 2John Murray1043 E 100th Ave.Belle Plaine, KS 670131/21/15 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Shane Shields · 289 weeks ago Tracy, I do not know where you received the information that the runner up would go in her place of the seat she decides to not fill, that is not information I provided. That information is not correct. If Mrs. Green should be elected to both, the office she chooses not to accept would be considered vacant. It would then be filled according to state statute. Statute provides that the governing body appoints someone to fill the vacancy. Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Just saying · 289 weeks ago Tracy, it is four days away. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down concerned · 289 weeks ago Tracy, you need to run for mayor. You have alot of experience on the city council and would make an excellent mayor. Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 289 weeks ago Mrs. Pettegrew needs to put her hat in for the regular council also. It would be nice to see some new faces up there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHS 1966 · 289 weeks ago Wellington is starving for a Mayor since Roger decided not to run. The Mayor is a full-time job that represents the City of Wellington. It is very time-consuming. You have to be very out going and have a strong personality. I wish someone from the business sector would step forward that has that time to give. The Mayor can’t have an hourly 9 to 5 job and needs to be available anytime. There are a lot of qualified people in this community if they would come forward. I know my limitations, having spent a couple of terms on the council. I’m not sure Ms. Green is right for this job, but best of luck to her. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 289 weeks ago I think Vince Wetta would be a great Mayor. He has always handled himself in a dignified fashion and he loves Wellington. Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down wishful thinking · 289 weeks ago If only the Mayor position came with full time wages, you might have more people willing to invest their time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down question · 289 weeks ago What is the pay? Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down wishful thinking · 289 weeks ago I believe $200 mayor, $100 councilman per month. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down WellMom · 289 weeks ago I for one will not be giving Kelly Green a vote for either position. In essence I could be handing my right to appoint a representative right over to the sitting counsel. I prefer someone that has a vision for a certain position vs someone willing to throw a couple of things at the wall and see which one will stick. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 5 Council members Paul Mark Arnold203 S MarketCaldwell, KS 670221/20/15 Geuda Springs, Ks 67051 Dist 3, Position 3Robert White179 E 90th St. SWellington, KS 671521/9/15 At-Large, Position 7Brandon J. Pauly, DVM25800 W 119th St. SConway Springs, KS 670311/13/15 USD509       South Haven School Board4 At-Large positionsLuke Theurer524 E 120th St. SSouth Haven, KS 671401/12/15 Dist 2, Position 2Adonica Collingsworth402 N Sumner AveOxford, KS 671191/14/15 Conway Springs City3 Council membersJanet Wiseley515 W ParallelConway Springs, KS 670311/16/15 USD357        Belle Plaine School BoardDist. 1, Position 1Stephanie Scott801 N Foulk Dr.Belle Plaine, KS 670131/5/15 At-Large, Position 7Justin Shepherd1741 E 80th St. SOxford, KS 671191/2/15 USD360  Caldwell School Board4 At-Large positionsWm. Brian Daily308 N MarketCaldwell, KS 6702212/11/14 Lonnie L. Patrick511 N Merchant St.Belle Plaine, KS 670131/15/15 T. Bub Rothgeb618 N LineBelle Plaine, KS 670131/13/15 Dist 3, Position 3David Gaddie253 S Argonia Rd.Argonia, KS 670041/5/15 Mayfield, Ks 67103 Clifton Risley105 S Osage St.Caldwell, KS 6702212/30/14 Dist 3, Position 3Rodney E. Bell123 N Main St.Belle Plaine, KS 670131/12/15 Kim Woodrow815 N JeffersonWellington, Ks 671521/15/15 Geuda Springs, Ks 67051 Argonia City3 Council membersDouglas Boese604 N HighArgonia, KS 670041/16/15 Monica Barton112 E 7th Ave.Belle Plaine, KS 670131/16/15 Geuda Springs, Ks 67051 South Haven, Ks 67140 Joel D. Rouse630 E 10th Ave.Belle Plaine, KS 670131/13/15 Dist 3, Position 3James F. Stambaugh411 S WashingtonBelle Plaine, KS 670131/13/15 Dist 3, Position 3Dorinda Neises1526 E 50th St. SOxford, KS 671191/12/15 Robert T. Narron212 S WashingtonBelle Plaine, KS 670131/20/15 South HavenCityMayor USD358     Oxford School BoardDist. 1, Position 1 Jazzy PettegrewWellington, Ks 67152 Gage Overall624 W Ave ACaldwell, KS 670221/20/15 JurisdictionOffice/s OpenNameMailing AddrCity/St/ZipDate Filed Dist 2, Position 2 Belle Plaine CityMayorRichard Penn1130 N BurrowsBelle Plaine, KS 670131/13/15 South Haven, Ks 67140 USD356 Conway Springs School BoardDist. 1, Position 1Bill Dalbom11546 S 311th St. WConway Springs, KS 670311/7/15 Dist 2, Postion 2Ryan BainPO Box 1004Oxford, KS 671191/20/15 Richard BainPO BOX 525Oxford, Ks 671191/15/15 Dist 2, Position 2M. Shane Morrison1663 W 40th Ave NArgonia, KS 670041/9/15 Mayfield CityMayor At-Large, Position 7Burke A. BringerPO Box 399Belle Plaine, KS 670131/16/15 At-Large, Position 7Christy FellPO Box 616Belle Plaine, KS 670131/16/15 3 Council members Follow us on Twitter. 2 Council membersRichard Penn1130 N BurrowsBelle Plaine, KS 670131/13/15 5 Council members Oxford City3 Council membersTom LowryPO Box 417Oxford, Ks 671191/13/15 2 Council membersDiana Locke403 S MainSouth Haven, Ks 671401/16/15 Milan CityMayorBoyd L. Jones207 N AdamsMilan, Ks 671051/14/15 Unexpired PositionSteven NicholsonPO Box 161South Haven, KS 671401/16/15 Caldwell CityMayorBill SchwertfegerPO Box 8Caldwell, KS 670221/20/15 5 Council members Wellington, Ks 67152 Wellington CityMayorKelly L. Green215 South GWellington, Ks 671521/22/15 Dist 2, Position 2Eddie D. Allen114 N 6thConway Springs, KS 670311/7/15 Wellington, Ks 67152 Wellington, Ks 67152 South Haven, Ks 67140 South Haven, Ks 67140 USD353 Wellington School BoardDist. 1, Position 1Angie Ratcliff1321 Huron Ct.Wellington, KS 671521/15/15 Mayfield, Ks 67103 At-Large, Position 7 Kelly L. Green215 South GWellington, Ks 671521/22/15 Geuda Springs, Ks 67051 Hunnewell CityMayor Dist 2, Position 5 (unexpired term)Aaron Lange1074 N Conway Springs Rd.Conway Springs, KS 670311/8/15 Geuda Springs, Ks 67051 Milan, Ks 67105 Dist 3, Position 3Bruce Harrington965 W 60th Ave. NConway Springs, KS 670311/7/15last_img read more