In Late 2019 Sheila, and fellow County Board members Ashley Selman and Greg Hart met with the Board Chair to express concerns that County employees were underpaid and the negative impact this could have on County operations, efficiency, and progress. While the issue was sidelined by the pandemic, recently the concerns were brought up again. Sheila advocated for a pay study. The study confirmed that DuPage County’s salaries were not competitive and we were losing competent professionals to our surrounding counties. Additionally, it was found that our hiring process was too lengthy, which also reduces our competitiveness in the current job market. We are currently assessing where pay increases are warranted as high turnover is not good for our county’s bottom line or the services we provide for our constituents.