Type of Jurisdictions Involved

City

County

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

  • City of Eau Claire,
  • Eau Claire County

County

Eau Claire

Region

Northwestern

Type of Agreement

Purchase contract - city contracts with county for purchasing manager's services

Implementation and Incubation

  • Three month trial period
  • Four months to draft and approve a final agreement

Factors Involved

  • City of Eau Claire vacancy in purchasing manager position
  • Close proximity between city and county governments allowed for easy sharing of services and split of manager's time and salary Workload between both city and county enough for one position

Benefits

  • City hoped to avoid costs associated with recruitment to fill vacated position
  • Financial savings by Sharing costs to staff the position

Results

  • An estimated savings of $28,000 to $36,000 annually for each unit of government
  • Purchasing manager remains county employee

Project Contact

J. Thomas McCarty

Eau Claire County Administrator

(715)839-5106

admin@co.eau-claire.wi.us

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