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Ann Arbor Is Preparing For A Big Wave Of City Employee Retirements

Feb 23, 2016

Credit City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

With over 150 city employees becoming eligible for retirement during the next year, the city of Ann Arbor is considering creating a workforce planning fund.

Officials want to make sure they have trained back-up personnel ready to replace retirees.

Among them is council member Sabra Briere from the first ward.  

"We run a very lean organization.  And, so, we have a number of roles that people fill where they're the only person doing that work.  And that was great until our workforce got older."

$1 million is being requested by the human resources department for the workforce program.  The funds would come out of the general budget.  Council will continue discussing the program in April. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu