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City of Panama City, FL: Compensation and Classification Study

Evergreen was retained by the City of Panama City to conduct a Comprehensive Classification and Compensation Study for 545 non-union positions/employees, including approximately 79 firefighters, 92 police officers, and 5 elected officials in 190 job classifications. Employees participated in focus groups, interviews, and a job analysis to determine the best classifications for the work performed. Pay ranges were analyzed in the public and private sector to determine the appropriate pay levels for all included jobs. Evergreen reviewed the City’s current performance evaluation system, tools and procedures, and made recommendations for necessary changes to the system. Recommendations were also provided to improve fairness and equity of all jobs within the City. Select City staff were provided the necessary training and materials so that an understanding of the methodology and how to implement, administer, and maintain the recommended total classification and compensation system were accomplished.