Faribault County is supplementing a Mankato firm’s contract several thousands of dollars to provide services until a top-level employee is hired.
Commissioners have approved paying Abdo Solutions up to $9,000 while the search for a human resources manager continues.
Commissioner Bill Groskreutz says the deadline for applications has passed and interviews could begin this week.
“Hopefully, we would have an individual in place in November,” he says. “The additional amount of assistance is based on hours worked.”
Last August, commissioners agreed to pay Abdo a maximum amount of $175,000 for accounting services through the end of October or as much as $200,000 until an auditor/treasurer is hired.
Groskreutz says there are funds remaining from the original contract that will go toward paying Abdo.
Amy Sathoff has been hired as the county’s newly appointed auditor/treasurer and her first day on the job was Oct. 16.
Since 2011, Sathoff had worked in the Emmet County Auditor’s Office and took over as auditor in 2015.