Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of Melbourne to conduct a Job Classification and Compensation Study. Evergreen reviewed the City’s salary and benefit structure and assisted in updating information on essential job functions, responsibilities, required knowledge, skills and abilities, and physical demands of each position. Evergreen examined all job descriptions to include a review of position FLSA designations; essential functions; minimum qualifications, license requirements, working conditions, etc., provided recommended updates and/or changes, established criterion for the selection of survey participants with City staff members, prepared a survey to send to the participants, and prepared recommendations based on the results. Evergreen addressed compression/equity issues between pay grades and classifications and established an equitable classification methodology and salary ranges to provide for the recruitment and retention of qualified staff as well as the equitable relationships of one job to another within the organization. Recommendations were provided to classify/reclassify positions as appropriate. In addition, a recommendation was made for a new compensation plan that would be fair and equitable in order to attract, motivate, and retain a quality workforce. Evergreen provided three (3) separate proposed pay plan structures based on salary scales that are 90%, 100% and 110% of the surveyed labor market.