Coffee County Employees

The chairman of the Coffee County Commission wants to make sure county employees are working a full day.

Commissioners took action on establishing hours of operation for the Elba and Enterprise courthouses.

Ronnie Burns recently started his 26th year as Coffee County Revenue Commissioner. His twenty employees oversee the county's taxable property at both the Elba and Enterprise courthouses. The revenue office has opened at 8 o’clock in the morning and closes at 4:30 in the afternoon. But, the county commission chairman says he wants to make sure the employees are working a full day.

Burns says the taxpayers are paying for eight hours work and the employees need to work eight hours.

But, Commissioner Bernest Brooks says the county shouldn't "micromanage" any county department.

According to federal wage and hour rules, a county employee working more than a forty hour week is entitled to either overtime or comp time.

Commissioners approved a motion for most county offices to be open from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. on weekdays.