News Article | July 20, 2022
|"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.