The board of directors of Opportunity Homes, Incorporated has unanimously approved a "retroactive pay adjustment" to its employees.
The Opportunity Homes board made a similar move last year, awarding $150,000 in "salary adjustments." The amount of this year's adjustment was not disclosed. Opportunity Homes officials say they expect that next year the surplus will be a "non-issue," since they expect cuts in Medicare reimbursement will sharply reduce or eliminate any year-end surplus.
Board President for Opportunity Homes Phil Wicklund said after the vote," We at Opportunity Homes have extremely hardworking and dedicated staff committed to our mission. Our staff work afternoon, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays to help the clients we serve live as independently as they can and have successful lives within our community. The board is grateful for all they do and unanimously approved the retroactive pay adjustment for the past fiscal year. We feel fortunate that we are able to employ people who care so much for the people we serve and for fulfilling our mission."