Fellow Eagle residents, it's time to address a pressing issue that affects us all – the alarming staff turnover rate at Eagle City Hall. The facts are clear and concerning:
📊 As of October 2022:
Approximately 70% of full-time employees had 5 or fewer years of service, with an average tenure of less than 5 years.
More than 40% of full-time employees were hired between January 2021 and October 2022. Part-time employees fared no better, with none reaching 5 years of service and an average tenure of just 1 year.
To put this in perspective, Transparent Idaho data from other public agencies in the state reveals a more balanced range of employee tenures, which is more in line with what we'd expect from a stable organization.
🏢 Even for a small city like Eagle, this level of turnover creates a significant gap in institutional knowledge and consistency, impacting our city's efficiency and operations. While some growth and restructuring are expected, such rapid changes raise concerns about the effectiveness of administrative policies and the workplace culture.
🔍 This high staff turnover isn't a sustainable model for a healthy organization, and it hampers our ability to respond to the community's needs consistently.
Remember, the Mayor is the chief administrative official responsible for implementing City Council's decisions and maintaining an administrative structure to serve our citizens.
🤝 Employees don't leave companies; they leave bad managers, bad situations. Due to poor management at the top, we are losing our City employees that we have invested a great deal in. As Mayor, I vow to use my years of management experience to attract and retain the best talent for the City.
🛑 My opponent does not have a good track record or resume in this area, and it shows with our high attrition rate. I aim to stop the needless bleeding and rebuild our city's brain trust with the best-qualified people placed in the right seats at City Hall.
*We are working on 2023 but it really does not change the stats relative to the low longevity currently on the books. Still a loss of institutional knowledge and an indicator of a culture that is not healthy.
This information was provided by this public records request