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By Ben Muir 

Borough officials don't track employee turnover


August 3, 2017

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The graph above lays out the turnover rates for each Borough department for the last 4 years. The Borough's average turnover rate was 13%.

Turnover rate is a figure often monitored by employers in different ways, interpreted differently by one manager to the next and calculated using unique formulas.

But there will always be a singular constant – money. The cost to replace an employee can be in the thousands. And turnover rate is often unforgiving, as it usually accounts for any person separating from his or her job.

Borough governments in southeast Alaska often approach turnover differently, if they approach it at all.

The Haines Borough does not calculate turnover, and Deputy Clerk Julie Cozzi said that should change.


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