After experiencing a fiscal loss of more than $100,000 over three years from its in-house probation services, the Grovetown City Council approved a proposal to outsource the operation.
The services were awarded to private probation services company CSRA Probation Services Inc., headquartered in Evans. The company will assume operations effective immediately, according to a news release from the company.
Grovetown Human Resources manager Elaine Matthews proposed the council look into outsourcing the services, after the city saw a loss of $101,449.45 from 2014-2016. Matthews broke the losses down by year – $26,627 in 2014, $32,019.21 in 2015 and $42,803.24 in 2016.
According to the city’s information officer John Waller, the cost to provide the services in-house was the $51,775 salary of the lone probation services employee Carol A. Wolfe, in addition to administrative and office supplies.
Matthews touted Wolfe’s employment with the city and said she could be used part time with the department of public safety and part time with the human resources department, while keeping the same salary.