Updated: City considers early retirement incentive for employees

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Hollister City Council members Monday are set to weigh a voluntary early retirement program for employees.
The council is set to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth St.
An item on the agenda proposes adoption of a “Voluntary Separation Incentive Program” offering participants a lump sum of $25,000 plus $500 for each year of service with the city.
The idea came up recently when outgoing Councilwoman Pauline Valdivia – whose daughter works for the city – proposed exploring the possibility of an early retirement incentive. Her daughter Diana Hillstock is not on the list, City Manager Bill Avera confirmed.
The goal is to save money by letting those longer-term employees go while bringing on new workers under less-costly compensation packages.
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