As business units presented their updates to members of council at the midway point of the four-year budget cycle, the Human Resources department says there’s less turnover and sick days from city workers.
Turnover has been trending downwards the past few years, ending the third-quarter at 2.6%.
The number will go up slightly because of retirements hitting about 3.5%, but the economy seems to be one reason for the lack of movement.
There’s no hiring freeze at the city, but vacancies are not being automatically filled.
The number of sick days taken by city workers has also dropped and is trending downwards.
The overtime bill at the city was $30-million in 2015, but it’s also dropping as well.