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City of Foley, AL: Compensation, Classification, and Benefits Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of Foley to conduct a Compensation and Pay Classification Plan Study. The objectives of the study were to conduct and implement a total compensation plan (including benefits) structure for the City’s workforce which would provide both internal and external equity, establish a classification system that would accurately describe the duties, knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications required for each job class, determine and implement a program of accurate job descriptions based on job analysis, and develop a maintenance program for job descriptions and classification recommendations. Evergreen conducted a wage and benefit survey among competing jurisdictions as well as public and private organizations to determine competitive wages in the appropriate labor market(s). Using the survey results, Evergreen assigned each job to a pay grade with a view toward achieving proper internal relationships among classes and made the salary ranges competitive with relevant markets with due consideration of the financial condition of the City. Evergreen provided estimates of the cost to install and implement the new pay plan and recommended a methodology for implementation.