The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners will consider a controversial policy change during a joint meeting next week. Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office contend they lost vacation and personal time when the county switched to calculating them by hours instead of days. That’s because they work 12-hour shifts, while most other county employees work seven hours per day. Sgt. Fred Rogers recently brought his concerns before the county policy committee and was told to address the commissioners and council. He contends each employee should get “a day for a day” based on the number of hours they are scheduled to work each week rather than basing time off on hours. Rogers adds that the calculation of time off based on hours instead of days creates scheduling problems in trying to avoid potential ghost employment, which is a felony offense punishable by up to three years in prison. Commissioners Larry Brady and Terry Young voted for a return to the measure of time based on days, while Commissioner Tracey Shorter opposed it. The joint meeting will take place Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. EDT in the commissioner’s room at the Pulaski County Courthouse.