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Union County, NC: Compensation and Classification Study

Evergreen Solutions was retained by Union County to conduct a Compensation and Classification Study. The County desired the following tasks to be performed: a comprehensive evaluation of every classification within the County to determine relative worth within the organization (internal equity), placement in the organizational pay plan, and to establish pay bands; establish appropriate benchmarking standards and included should be a comparison and analysis of salaries and wages of like or similar jobs (external equity) in comparable government and private employers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for which the County competed for a labor supply; create class/position descriptions that included required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) for each position class in a standardized format; recommend needed changes to existing compensation and classification plan or propose a new plan that would achieve market rate structure and alleviate salary compression issues; provide a multi-year implementation plan to adjust compensation as identified in the analysis; provide a synopsis prepared for management review, covering the salient features of the proposal including overall costs and term of work; and provide a procedure manual and training for Human Resources employees enabling them to maintain the recommended classification and compensation plan.