At the Council Committee on Administration meeting Wednesday, City Administrator Steve Crowell recommended the city solicit proposals for a compensation and classification review, which would evaluate job functions and descriptions, analyze employee compensation and make recommendations for the future.
This process is something Crowell
has said a city likely should do every three to five years, ideally.
The city's last outside study of employee salaries, which was done in 2003, found they were compensated below the average of other state organizations and gave four different plans to address the issue.
At the beginning of 2004, city officials adopted the plan with the least financial impact, which still had a cost of more than $350,000 to implement.
said any review would take about one year and potentially help guide the City Council in making decisions for the 2017 budget.
estimated the review would cost about $30,000 to $40,000, but that does not include any costs of implementing recommendations from the review.
also said he
would like the process to include a broad look at the city from a staffing point of view, saying the review would look both externally at how competitive the city is as an employer and internally at how positions align within the city.