Kaley Walker started her job as Roane County director of accounts and budgets on Oct. 1, 2010.
The salary budgeted for the position that fiscal year was $69,461.
Walker, however, was only paid $41,344, which included $1,220 for board and committee meetings.
“We hired her at the total budget amount, but we did not pay her at that rate immediately,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.
Woody said he wanted to give Walker some incentive to prove herself worthy of the job.