Commissioner Dan Camp / submitted photograph

An administrative assistant for Beaver County Commissioner Dan Camp will have to pay back an increase in salary he had been receiving after Camp changed his mind about the raise he previously approved.

Following the October 5th termination of County Chief of Staff Joe Weidner, who also served as Chief County Clerk, Commissioners Dan Camp, Sandie Egley, and Tony Amadio met to discuss who to appoint as the new Chief Clerk, a required position under Pennsylvania County Code.

The Commissioners ultimately decided to promote administrative assistant Julie Richards to the post and to increase her pay from $26.374 to $28.022 in consideration of the added responsibilities. During the same meeting, the Commissioners also decided to give a modest raise to the other administrative assistant in their office, Anthony Caltury, changing his hourly rate from $26.374 to $26.923. Caltury’s work load had increased, the Commissioners reasoned, since they made the decision to eliminate the position of a third administrative assistant earlier this year.

Richards and Caltury were told about their salary increases; the three Commissioners signed county paperwork approving payment for the pay raises and submitted the documents to the Human Resources Office for processing on October 6th. As is standard procedure for the county, the forms then made their way to the county Payroll Office and Caltury and Richards began receiving their increases in pay.

Although the Commissioners had approved payment for the pay raises, the increases in salaries for the positions still had to be formally adopted by the County Salary Board, which is comprised of Commissioners Dan Camp, Sandie Egley, and Tony Amadio as well as County Controller David Rossi.

Controller Rossi had been against the pay increase for Caltury at a time when other employees in the county were under a pay freeze, and had declined to sign paperwork approving the raise.

At this week’s meeting of the Salary Board, Commissioner Camp changed his position, withdrawing a motion formalizing the increase of salary for Caltury. With Controller Rossi and Commissioner Camp now against the increase, Commissioner Tony Amadio voted along with them to withdraw the motion. Commissioner Sandie Egley was against withdrawing the motion, believing the Board should follow through with Caltury’s raise as promised.

“I voted for his small pay increase because I said I would, I made a commitment,” said Commissioner Sandie Egley.

Increases paid to Caltury will be deducted from future paychecks.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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ricimer
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ricimer

Beaver Valley is falling apart and they are giving themselves raises.

Kathleen Hoffman
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Kathleen Hoffman

Those who have retired from working for the county haven’t recieved a raise in their pensions for 17 years!!

JoeDoe
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JoeDoe

You got that right, Kathleen!!! Someone (Rossi) needs to investigate as to why this has occurred and take care of the retirees that have been without COLA/Raise since retirement!!!

LostDollar
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LostDollar

Really unheard of these days to have any kind of cost of living increases for pensioners.

WOW
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WOW

Its a man thang LOL There has to be some sort of EEOC or PHRC law against this sort of thing… Hey if your a good administrative assistant there are jobs out there that pay more with less headache… Just saying… WOW

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

I’m telling you Ms Egley, camp has abandoned you. Him and Amadio has taken a vowel to team up and stand against you. When election time rolls around again, you will be standing tall. The rest of them will all be gone from that courthouse and it will be a new day. I urge you to contact the U S Attorney for The Western District, FBI Pittsburgh Office and Dept of Justice, file a complaint with all of them and tell them about every dirty twisted corrupted bit of malfeasance that you know about. I can guarantee you that you will not be the first and you will not be alone. If enough citizens file complaints maybe we won’t have to wait 3 more years.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Oh, and the United States Inspector General office and Rep Jason Chaffetz Chairman of United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

gottadoit
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gottadoit

john… john… john, you take a vowel when you are on wheel of fortune. Had to do it.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

@gottadoit……..Actually Mungo believes one has to BUY a vowel when they are on wheel of fortune! Just sayin!

Gottadoit
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Gottadoit

Mungo I don’t watch, but V O W E L to in the future.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

I stand corrected.

eddiepgh
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eddiepgh

If the county had a pay freeze then i do not think these people should have had a pay raise. having said that if it was approved and given they should not be required to pay it back but from this point on go back to their old salary. they didnt do anything wrong or shady for this to happen.