School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, SC: Compensation and Classification Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties to conduct a Compensation and Classification Study. Evergreen conducted a comprehensive review of all aspects of the District’s current classification and compensation system, provided recommendations designed to increase the market competitiveness of the District’s compensation program within the regional marketplace, and provided increased internal equity among positions. Implementation of these recommendations help the District attract new employees and retain current employees needed to meet the District’s needs. Evergreen developed new classification descriptions, a classification system, a compensation plan, and options for implementing a new compensation program.

Saint Paul Public Schools, MN: Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by Saint Paul Public Schools to conduct a Compensation Study. Evergreen conducted an external analysis of the SPPS pay and benefits (salary, health benefits, premium sharing, paid leave, retirement benefits, education benefits, etc.) for a set of roles associated with specific groups and bargaining units for internal parity (roughly 250 staff representing 5 groups or units). Analysis included internal review for parity, a review against comparable K-12 education systems, and a review against related industries outside of K-12 education. Evergreen further conducted a job analysis to determine internal equity and revised job descriptions accordingly.

Robeson Community College, NC: Development of an Employee Compensation Plan

Evergreen Solutions was retained by Robeson Community College to develop an Employee Compensation Plan. Evergreen’s consultants ensured salaries were in accordance and aligned with any salary requirements, or guidance, outlined by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges and/ or North Carolina Legislature and obtained salary plans from comparable community colleges to identify competitive and strategic salary plans that would drive externally equitable salaries. Evergreen provided a comparison to the North Carolina Community College System ranges (to determine where Robeson Community College ranked within the System for positions and categories – a breakdown of the system, and regional salary amounts), and included public records from external organizations in the market area (such as City of Fayetteville, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Bladen and Columbus County). In the end, Evergreen worked with senior college officials to identify a plan that would best suit the needs of a progressive leading community college.

Charleston County Aviation Authority, SC: Compensation and Classification Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA) to conduct a Compensation and Classification Study. Evergreen evaluated the Authority’s present salary and classification structure as compared to the relevant job market for comparable positions in comparable regions of growth, airports, as well as businesses in the private and public sectors, and assessed internal equity. Additionally, any areas for streamlining, restructuring, or further division of labor were notated, to include expected efficiencies gained from the suggested changes. The objectives of the study for CCAA were to be able to attract and retain qualified employees and to maintain a competitive position with other comparable entities within the same geographic and business area.

Clayton County Water Authority, GA: Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis. The objectives of the study were 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 (i.e. career ladders); provide justifiable pay differential between individual classes; ensure proper organizational alignment between classifications and designated departments; and maintain a competitive position with other comparable government entities and private employers within the same geographic areas.

New Braunfels Utilities, TX: Job Market Survey

Evergreen Solutions was retained by New Braunfels Utilities to conduct a Job Market Survey. Evergreen performed a market salary and benefits survey of private and public sector benchmark comparisons of similar employee size (250 – 500 employees), customer size (50,000-100,000), and revenue ($200 million or more). The market survey included positions directly related to these services as well as utility support staff and leadership. Evergreen utilized the market survey results to make recommendations for the following: position changes to existing grade structure; and proposed compensation plan/model and grade structure model to correspond with the market survey results in order to keep NBU competitive in the market. Evergreen also analyzed NBU employees’ salaries, per job classification, to ensure internal equity based off gender and race and provided individualized recommendations for changes.

Skagit Transit, WA: Compensation Study Services

Evergreen Solutions was retained by Skagit Transit to provide Compensation Study Services. Evergreen worked with Skagit Transit to establish a new Employee Compensation Plan based on external benchmarks through a comprehensive analysis on the existing compensation, classification, benefit and pay structure for the organization’s employees. Evergreen revised job descriptions to be more reflective of the actual duties of the position and some positions were evaluated for FLSA exempt status.

Dare County, NC: Classification and Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with Dare County to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study. Evergreen’s consultants conducted a comprehensive evaluation of every job to determine relative worth within the County (internal equity), placement in the organizational structure, and to establish appropriate pay ranges. Evergreen further established appropriate benchmarking standards to include a comparison and analysis of salaries and benefits of like or similar jobs (external equity) of comparable local governments and private employers in various markets for which the County competes for labor supply.

City of Clarksville, TN: Compensation and Classification Consulting Services

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with the City of Clarksville to provide Compensation and Classification Consulting Services. Evergreen reviewed the City’s current compensation plan and gathered necessary salary data from comparable organizations within a 200-mile radius. Evergreen further evaluated the City’s current classification positions, gathered necessary employee information using a combination of job analysis questionnaires as well as supervisor and employee interviews to determine whether individuals were appropriately classified. Evergreen provided updated job descriptions and made appropriate FLSA determinations.

McLean County, IL: Compensation Study and Analysis

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with McLean County to conduct a Compensation Study and Analysis.  Evergreen’s consultants performed a comprehensive, valid and reliable job analysis/evaluation of each job class within the County to determine if the current pay grade levels for all classified and appointed positions were still appropriate and conducted a comprehensive wage and benefits survey(s) for the purpose of ensuring that the County pay plans/pay structures and benefits possess external equity and labor market competitiveness.  In the end, Evergreen developed a maintenance program to address the need for new job analysis/evaluation (including pay grade recommendation), creation of new job description(s), and the continued maintenance of the Pay Classification Plans.