However, according to a story appearing online on Friday in the Visalia Times-Delta, nurses and welfare-eligibility workers will be able to collect cash for all overtime worked until January 30 of next year.
Tulare County in California has been issued grant money to ensure that CalWORKS and H1N1 services remain fully staffed—and as far as the county is concerned, the money will be spent under the assumption that it will be gone by next year.
"We need to make sure that we spend the [grant] money as quickly as possible," said Tim Huntley, Tulare County's director of human resources.
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Facilitating the H1N1 inoculation program will require more overtime. The temporary suspension of the comp time provisions, together with the availability of grant money that will be paid in cash to workers for all overtime hours until the end of January 2010, will provide some incentive and motivation, if not a way to ease the strain.
The workers are represented by the Service Employees International Union.