City contracts with staffing firm for temp

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The City of Andalusia is getting out of the business of hiring temporary employees after the council adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing a contract with Three Notch Staffing.

“Basically, if we have a position or job we need to accomplish, we’ll talk to the temp agency and say what we’re willing to pay for that job. They do all of the paperwork, drug testing, etc., “ City Clerk John Thompson said.

Thompson said changes to federal requirements no longer allow entities like the city to hire a temporary employee for the time needed, and issue a1099 at the end of the year. Instead, he said, those employees must be held to the same hiring standards – like drug testing – as any other employee, and must receive a W-2 at year’s end.

“They’ve agreed to review this with us every 90 days to ensure that it’s working,” Thompson said.

Temporary employees would include those hired for specialty events, like Candyland, or for youth sports, or other short-term jobs.