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Mountain Express: Sun Valley Officials Need to Offer More Vacation Days for New Hires

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City officials in the resort community of Sun Valley say unless they can give more time off to their employees, they won't be able to attract—or keep—new hires.

This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that the vacation debate surfaced at a May 7 meeting of the Sun Valley City Council, where Sun Valley Mayor Dewayne Briscoe told council members that they risked not hiring a potential new community development director without the vacation bump.

"I don't want to put any pressure on you," said Briscoe, before the council unanimously approved the increase.

It turns out that not every employee will receive the increase in vacation days from 10 to 15 in the first two years of employment—at least not right away. The Mountain Express reports that City Administrator Susan Robertson would "selectively increase" the number of annual vacation days for new hires. The policy will allow city managers to offer the increase on "a case-by-case" basis.