Twenty Town of Oro Valley employees who have $858,323 in annual salary expenses have taken a voluntary severance package from the town.
In June, the town council offered the severance plan. Employees with five years and more with the town are receiving 90 days pay, while those with fewer years get 60 days pay.
Councilman K.C. Carter said the town should use the opportunity to restructure some departments, and closely monitor others.
"Now we'll have to do a better job of analyzing the performance of departments," Carter said.
The council had earlier postponed a recommendation to lay off as many as 31 employees, a move that would have saved more than $2 million in salaries and benefits. A scaled-back proposal also was defeated.
In May, the council decided to spend $584,000 in reserves to spare more than 16 jobs at town hall. Then, in June, it passed the voluntary severance proposal.
Oro Valley's planning and zoning department had been targeted for a substantial downsizing earlier in the budget process because construction activities have declined.
A related proposal would have combined the department with building safety and development review to minimize personnel costs. The council did not act on that suggestion.
Town Manager David Andrews said restructuring might be considered again at a budget review session planned for later this year.
"I'll be evaluating the town's personnel resources on a department-by-department basis," Andrews said.
He said he would determine if any of the positions lost would need to be refilled, and later present the council with a proposal.
"Affordability will be a major consideration," Andrews said.
After the 20 optional buyouts, there are 340 town workers remaining on the payroll.
These Town of Oro Valley employees accepted the recently offered severance package. Names, titles and annual compensation are listed below.
Janette Bourgeois part-time library assistant $8,932
Dave Boyd heavy equipment mechanic $53,530
Diane Chapman senior office specialist $44,791
Wendy Gilden budget analyst $65,409
Marsha Hanna construction clerk $37,326
Linda Hersha senior office assistant $37,370
Richard Jimenez parks maintenance crew leader $44,404
Stan Lavelle construction manager $68,041
Linda Lundquist part-time records specialist $24,071
Carolyn Lytle office specialist $40,619
Debbie Moran development coordinator $42,113
Sarah More planning and zoning director $107,301
John Nelson part-time library technical assistant $7,073
Ron Parrish police officer $45,851
Lynn Sawyer part-time library technical assistant $$8,985
Elizabeth Selby lead dispatcher $44,944
Christy Severn-Martinez zoning inspection tech $36,837
Alice Taylor senior office specialist $41,000
Carol Willett human resources analyst $62,949
Phil Wright fleet maintenance technician $36,777