Cobb County, Georgia: Comprehensive Compensation Review and Update of Classification/Pay System

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with Cobb County to conduct a Comprehensive Compensation Review and Update of Classification/Pay System.  The scope of work will include a comprehensive compensation and benefit market survey; job analysis and evaluation; evaluation of internal and external compensation equity; an implementation recommendation and update; and preparation of draft and final reports.  Evergreen will update the salary range structure based on the compensation survey results and internal relationships, while minimizing compression, and assuring internal equity and external competitiveness for sworn (full and part-time); non-sworn ; and part-time employees.  Evergreen will further make recommendations regarding a Step Plan for all County graded positions.  Evergreen will review and update job descriptions and will coordinate an appeal process for employees to appeal through their management and address any concerns.

St. Petersburg College, FL: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with St. Petersburg College to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study for faculty and staff.  Evergreen will perform the following tasks: review current classification grade methodology and propose recommended strategies for the College; conduct interviews and/or job audits to determine redundancies and inefficiencies; update job descriptions; identify career ladders/promotional opportunities; provide a maintenance system to keep the classification structure current and equitable; and provide training to HR to ensure that staff can administer the new system in the future.

Columbus Consolidated Government, GA: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with Columbus Consolidated Government to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis.  Columbus is Georgia’s first consolidated city/county government, the second largest city in Georgia and is a recognized leader among its peer cities, and takes pride in its operational efficiency and the excellent quality of life it fosters.

Evergreen will conduct an external market analysis to determine whether the City is competitive with its peers. Evergreen will work with Human Resources and City leadership to review our classification and compensation structure and recommend comparable public and private survey markets.   Evergreen will consider the compensation and benefits package received by employees with the City as it relates to both the external and internal markets.  The City’s objectives for this study are to:

  • attract and retain qualified employees;
  • ensure positions performing similar work with essentially the same level of complexity, responsibility, and knowledge, skills, and abilities are classified together;
  • provide salaries commensurate with assigned duties;
  • outline promotional opportunities and provide recognizable compensation growth;
  • provide justifiable pay differential between individual classes; and
  • maintain a competitive position with other comparable government entities and private employers within the same geographic areas.

City of Norfolk, VA: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with the City of Norfolk to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study.  Evergreen will conduct a job analysis to determine internal equity as well as an external labor market analysis to determine whether the City is competitive with its peers.

Virginia State University: Campus Climate Survey and Salary Analysis

Evergreen Solutions is retained by Virginia State University to conduct a Campus Climate Survey, Salary Analysis and provide an Administration Plan.  The University’s Campus Climate Survey will provide stakeholders’ opinions on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, campus environment, institutional policies and practices, shared governance, job satisfaction, customer service, change management, inclusion, staff development, talent acquisition and management, interpersonal relations and teamwork, leadership, and communications.  The Faculty and Staff Compensation Study and Salary Administration Plan will provide information regarding internal equity and an action plan for the University to be competitive in the marketplace in attracting and retaining qualified employees. 

City of Marietta/Board of Lights and Water, GA: Compensation Review and Update of a Pay and Classification System

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with the City of Marietta/Board of Lights and Water to conduct a Review and Update of a Pay and Classification System.  Evergreen will perform the following tasks: evaluate job descriptions for all full-time and part-time single incumbent positions and recommend appropriate job classification, FLSA classification, and salary range; update and/or create full-time and part-time classification specifications as needed to uniformly reflect distinguishing characteristics, FLSA status, essential functions, minimum qualifications, working conditions, license requirements, regulatory requirements, certifications, and competencies required to do the job (knowledge, skills, and physical abilities); conduct a full market analysis of take-home pay with comparable labor market including both private, when applicable, and public sector (locally, regionally, and statewide) using an approved peer group with a focus on actual take-home pay; establish a consistent and competitive market position that the City can strive to maintain that aligns with the City’s compensation philosophy; review and provide an assessment on the competitiveness of the City’s entire benefits package (including annual/vacation leave, sick leave, holidays, health, dental, life, disability, retirement, tuition reimbursement, etc.); design and recommend an implementation strategy (including cost) and a maintenance strategy, including policy revisions or additions for the updated compensation system with the lowest financial impact on the City and greatest gain to positions that fall outside of a designated range; include any best practice recommendations that would positively impact hiring or retention; and provide training to appropriate City staff on the utilization and maintenance of the system.

Seattle Public Schools, WA: Compensation Consulting Services

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with the Seattle Public Schools to provide Compensation Consulting Services.  Evergreen collected data from peers using a custom salary survey for a small subset of classifications (i.e., 25) for specialized school curriculum program managers. In addition, Evergreen gathered published public survey data regarding the 260 non-represented staff classifications and analyzed results.

City of Sandy Springs, GA: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of Sandy Springs to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study. The study included all employees and classifications in the County.  As part of the study, Evergreen conducted focus groups and interviews with employees, and employees completed a Job Assessment Tool (JAT) to determine where they fell in the hierarchy of jobs with the City. Evergreen further conducted a comprehensive salary survey of local and regional employers to assess the market competitiveness of the City.  A detailed plan was developed to provide the City with specific steps to implement an equitable and competitive compensation and classification plan.

City of Texas City: Compensation and Classification Study

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with the City of Texas City to conduct a Compensation and Classification Study.  The purpose of the comprehensive study is to develop a clear, equitable, consistent and competitive classification and compensation structure that fosters retention of qualified individuals while providing opportunities for growth and development within and provides the Human Resources Department a framework to operate within to maintain the system.  Evergreen will work with the City to develop a compensation program that is fair, equitable, and competitive with other municipalities in the surrounding geographic market area from which the City of Texas City recruits and lends itself to a total rewards package.  Evergreen will further work with the City to develop a classification system that facilitates ongoing compensation analysis and reporting based on similarly-situated employees, similar skills, qualifications, responsibilities, and pay, using job family grouping and EEO job categories that comport with EEOC guidelines for government employees and will provide the City with a tool that the HR department can use to continue that evaluation/analysis process.

Carbon County, PA: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions is engaged with Carbon County to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study.  Evergreen will review the County’s current classification schedule, compensation practices and update all job descriptions to ensure accuracy and continuity across each of the service areas. The objectives of the study are to: attract and retain qualified employees; ensure positions performing similar work with essentially the same level of complexity, responsibility, and knowledge, skills, and abilities are classified together; provide salaries commensurate with assigned duties; clearly outline promotional opportunities and provide recognizable compensation growth; provide justifiable pay differential between individual classes; and maintain a competitive position with other comparable government entities and private employers within the same geographic areas.