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City of Odessa, TX: Comprehensive Classification and Compensation Study (including staffing study)

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of Odessa to conduct a Comprehensive Classification and Compensation Study. Evergreen’s consultants reviewed the current classification structure and proposed retention, redesign, or replacement and reviewed all current compensation plans including non-salary/wage remuneration and non-cash components (benefits and perquisites) to develop an understanding of the organization’s total compensation structure. Evergreen further performed the following tasks: reviewed current staffing levels for both public safety and non-public safety departments with regard to identified objective criteria and provided recommendations for consolidation or division of current departments, staff level changes, justifications for resulting staffing levels in each 10 department, and methodology for changing future staffing levels; delivered and designed implementation methodology and timelines for a competency-based system for applicable jobs which could be integrated into the classification and compensation deliverables; designed and delivered a performance evaluation system that could be used to drive the recommended classification and compensation career progression models; and designed and delivered a permanently licensed, software-based succession planning system which included components to identify positions to be monitored, evaluate personnel readiness, and manage organization-wide succession gaps and opportunities.