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City of Plant City, FL: Comprehensive Pay Plan Study

Evergreen Solutions was hired by the City of Plant City to conduct a Comprehensive Pay Plan Study. Evergreen assisted the City in identifying and implementing any adjustments to its classification and pay plan necessary to meet the needs of the organization to attract, retain, and motivate employees. The recommended system was fair and equitable and allowed the City to pursue a competitive posture when compared to the relevant labor market, and provided the needed guidelines and controls that allowed for the effective and efficient implementation and subsequent administration and maintenance of the proposed plan by City staff. Evergreen considered professional compensation strategies, personnel practices and research, as well as applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and current issues (e.g., The Equal Pay Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, comparable worth issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act, etc.) in developing recommendations.

Evergreen also evaluated the City’s existing plan and, where appropriate, recommended new salary structures, salary schedules, and/or job specifications. Evergreen also provided job-specific performance appraisal and merit increase recommendations that encouraged performance excellence and progression through the pay range. Supervisory and management employees were trained to properly administer and maintain the plan, as well as the performance-based pay system, and related administrative processes.