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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.