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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Salary Grievance

    Legal Guidance

    "The sheriff isn't thrilled with his salary for next year and has said he is going to file a salary grievance. He is on the grievance committee, surely he can't participate and vote on his own grievance?"

    Can an elected official serving on the grievance committee participate in and vote on their own salary grievance?

    Yes. In Letter Opinion No. 98-097 (1998), the Attorney General found that Chapter 171 of the Local Government Code does not bar a member of a salary grievance committee from voting on his own salary grievance.