Sedgwick County commissioners voted for a 2 percent merit raise pool for employees next year, excluding themselves from a pay increase.
Commissioner Karl Peterjohn voted against awarding raises because of the precarious economy. He also was against giving raises to any elected officials.
Sheriff Robert Hinshaw and register of deeds Bill Meek said they would be willing to forego raises.
The raise pool will go to employees with exceptional work records. Raises are not awarded for cost of living or for seniority.