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City of Albany, OR: Classification and Compensation and Equal Pay Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of Albany to conduct a Classification and Compensation and Equal Pay Study. Evergreen’s consultants reviewed current job descriptions and compensation structures to determine the need for modifications to assure external competiveness and internal equity by performing the following tasks: reviewing current job descriptions to analyze knowledge, ability, education, experience, relevance, and hierarchical consistency; developing, distributing, and analyzing job specific questionnaires, as needed, and conducting in-person interviews of select staff, to complete analysis; proposing, where appropriate, broad-banding of classifications, or combining classifications into a series, if beneficial to achieve alignment of similar positions; recommending additions, deletions, or modifications to existing classifications and making FLSA determinations (exempt or non-exempt status) for positions; surveying comparator jurisdictions for both wages and total compensation; analyzing results and developing appropriate pay structures for the City taking into account compression and internal equity; conducting equal pay analyses of recommended pay structures that would comply with House Bill (HB) 2005 and its implementing administrative rules; and training City HR staff on the methodology used to assess job classifications in order to maintain internal equity when adding, deleting, or modifying jobs in the future.