We’ve already told you about $81,000 in bonuses to El Paso County employees who haven’t had raises in a long long time. But that’s not the whole story. Turns out the $81,000 was only a partial list of assessor, treasurer and county attorney employees. We’ve recently learned that transportation, human services and other departments also gave roughly $40,000 more in “monetary achievement awards.” In addition, various county departments bestowed recruitment bonuses of $15,000 to attract uniquely qualified job candidates, and $38,250 in retention bonuses to keep good people around. So that brings the grand total to $174,110 for 2008. County Attorney Bill Louis said he gave retention bonuses last September before it was apparent the economy was crumbling. He said he won’t give those bonuses this year, given the job market.