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South Texas College: Compensation Study

Evergreen Solutions was engaged with South Texas College to conduct a comprehensive compensation study. Evergreen designed and assisted with the implementation of a classification and compensation structure for the College’s 733 non-faculty staff. The objective of the study was to optimize recruitment and retention of employees.

Specifically, Evergreen’s consultants reviewed and updated current job descriptions as necessary, and made recommendations for new job descriptions in accordance with the duties each employee actually performed; conducted job evaluations to determine proper classification of a job internally and with the external market; compared non-faculty employee salaries to internal and external market(s) and made recommendations for salary adjustments to assure internal equity and external competitiveness within the relevant labor market; reviewed salary ranges to determine market entry pay levels and maximum salary for each salary range; reviewed pay structure and recommended appropriate reclassification; prepared an analysis that included survey of wages for comparable college and private sector employees; recommended procedures for advancement within and between salary ranges resulting from transfers, career advancements, and/or educational attainment; reviewed current pay structure and developed pay ranges based on job analysis and market reference data; developed definitional guidelines for salary ranges, including hiring and promotion guidelines and salary adjustments due to educational attainment; and made recommendations for guidelines, methodology, and tools for appropriate classification within ranges and develop strategies for maintaining the twin goal of internal equity and market competitiveness over time.