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City of Clemson, SC: Classification and Compensation Study and Staffing Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of Clemson to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study and Staffing Study. Evergreen reviewed the existing classification and compensation plan to ensure that all positions within the City are internally equitable and externally competitive. The objective was to have a creditable Classification and Compensation Plan that ensured positions performing similar work with essentially the same level of complexity, responsibility, and knowledge, skills and abilities are classified together; provided salaries commensurate with assigned duties and provided recognizable compensational growth, provided justifiable pay differential between individual classes, and maintained currency with relevant labor markets. The product of the study included recommendations for the following: a classification schedule, job descriptions, a wage comparison with comparable cities/towns and a compensation plan.

The Staffing Study documented and reviewed existing operations of the City through a collection of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other outcome-related data. Evergreen developed and collected the staffing and outcome survey and analyzed peer data to determine the relevant staffing range for each department/function, service, and level. Evergreen reviewed the results collected and developed recommendations that identify all gaps between the current and desired staffing by level and functional area of the City.