Evergreen Solutions was hired by Forsyth County to conduct a Compensation and Benefits Survey for the various departments/offices of the County. The objective of the survey was to provide Forsyth County Government a competitive position with other comparable government entities and private employers within the same geographic area to attract and retain qualified employees. Evergreen’s consultants reviewed the current compensation plan and salary grade levels to understand the current challenges facing the County in recruiting and retaining employees. Evergreen surveyed comparable labor markets competing with the County for labor in the greater metro Atlanta labor market and comparable public organizations. The survey was designed to capture not only base salary information but comprehensive benefits information (inclusive of : deferred compensation; leave plans; employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, life insurance) to ensure that the County is competitive with other public organizations in the greater metro Atlanta labor market in its total compensation package.