Tarrant County College, the sixth largest in Texas among community colleges and universities, retained Evergreen Solutions to conduct a comprehensive compensation and classification study to determine whether the College possessed a system that was both equitable when compared to the external competitive employment market as well as equitable internally. Evergreen Solutions worked collaboratively with the College to make sound, implementation-focused recommendations.
Evergreen’s methodology focused on market competitiveness and was based on the College’s compensation philosophy that was linked to the College’s mission and strategic plan. The methodology recognized that compensation was comprised of more than just base pay levels. Specifically, the study included a complete classification analysis using the Job Assessment Tool job valuation methodology as well as a statistical assessment of internal conditions and an assessment of external equity including a salary survey of competing organizations. The study identified findings and recommendations that were designed to alleviate any strains on the system and, if necessary, redesign or augment the existing system in place at Tarrant County College.