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File #: 22-263    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/14/2022 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action:
Title: Acceptance of and Authorization to Implement the Classification and Compensation Study Report PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to request that the Town Council accept the Classification and Compensation Study Report and approve the implementation plan.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - A RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE COMPENSATION AND CLASS STUDY CHANGES, 2. Attachment B - MAG FINAL REPORT_Town Council
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Acceptance of and Authorization to Implement the Classification and Compensation Study Report

PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to request that the Town Council accept the Classification and Compensation Study Report and approve the implementation plan.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Manager's Office and Human Resources

CONTACT INFORMATION: Richard White, Town Manager - Rwhite@carrboronc.gov; Julie Eckenrode, Human Resources Director - Jeckenrode@carrboronc.gov

INFORMATION: On March 8, 2022, the Town Council authorized the Town Manager to enter into a contract with Management Advisory Group International, Int. (MAG) to conduct a Compensation and Class Study. The goal of this study was to position the Town of Carrboro as a competitive employer by providing a sound compensation strategy, ensuring equitable compensation across all Town positions, and addressing recruitment and retention challenges within the tight labor market.

MAG initially met with Department Directors to explain the study's approach, methodology, and process. The comprehensive study included receiving employee input related to all ninety-one positions in the Town at the time of the study as well as a market survey benchmarking nearly one-third of all positions against twenty peer and competitor government employers. Ultimately, it was determined that the Town's salaries are lagging the market rate minimum salaries by 7.5%. Additionally, all positions were placed in a new unified range plan with employees performing the same level of duties and responsibilities positioned in the same class and pay grade, regardless of the number of hours worked. These new ranges are competitive with the market.

In January 2022, Police Department staff received an initial market adjustment. In July 2022, all permanent Town employees, including the Police Department staff, received a $3,000 adjustment. Together, the two adjustments lessened the total impa...

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