In order to improve efficiency and save money, the Town of Flower Mound announced Monday an administrative reorganization and the termination of five positions.
The town eliminated nine fulltime jobs and three part-time positions, and reduced two full-time positions to part-time positions. Nine of the fourteen affected positions are currently vacant, town officials said.
The reduction in force is a result of a recent internal analysis that reviewed positions with regard to job responsibility, workload, and impact on service levels.
To assist in their transition, officials said that the affected employees will be offered a severance package. Flower Mound’s Human Resources Department will aid employees during the transition process and assist with job placement and counseling needs.
“While this decision has been one of the most difficult of my career because of the impact it will have upon some of our employees, the changes were necessary to ensure Flower Mound continues to provide exemplary customer service to our residents in a difficult economy,” said Town Manager Harlan Jefferson.
Flower Mound’s reduction in force will be one component of an overall effectiveness and efficiency initiative that will also include staff reorganization, position transfers, and other cost saving measures, which is expected to save the town approximately $766,000 during the next fiscal year.
Officials said that the changes will not impact resident service levels, programs, or facilities.
“The reorganization will demonstrate the efficiency of our staff and the commitment of our employees to maintain service levels for the community,” said Jefferson.
– Full Time
Administrative Secretary/Park Services *
Crew Leader/Street Services (frozen until 10/1/2011)
Deputy Court Clerk *
Deputy Town Secretary *
Director of Parks & Recreation
Fire Marshal *
Purchasing Clerk *
Water Protection Clerk
– Part Time
Business Co-Op Clerk/Fire Department
* = currently filled position