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Guest Commentary: Benefits are crucial element in overall compensation mix

4:57 PM, Jan. 29, 2013
Christopher Able
Christopher Able
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As you look over the newspaper's reports on public employees and their compensations, I wanted to offer a little more information on some things the numbers may not show: how our workforce has changed, why benefits matter, and how a benefit like health care coverage helps everyone (employee, employer and taxpayers) when the employer is self-insured.

Outside of public safety (police and fire), the city has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of employees. The staff of every department has risen to the challenge to maintain the quality of service the people of Manitowoc have come to expect ...

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