FOREST CITY | Winnebago County is offering early retirement to qualified employees as one way to help make up for a large budget shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The Board of Supervisors last week approved the early retirement rules.
Employees must be 55 or older, have worked for the county for 15 continuous years and be in good standing to be eligible for early retirement.
They must apply by Feb. 28 and retire no later than May 30 to receive early retirement.
They will continue to receive whatever health insurance plan they had as a county employee for 12 months after retiring.
-- Mary Pieper