Human Resources Department’s Classification
and Compensation Division conducts market research to determine competitiveness
and employee equity through maintenance of a fair classification and
compensation system in an effort to provide equitable compensation
that attracts and retains competent, qualified employees at all levels.
The Division also monitors and offers guidance in the administration
of the Employee Performance and Development (EPDP) System, which better
links employee performance with organization mission and goals and
coordinates the City’s performance pay process.
FY 2013 Cost of Living Adjustment and Living Wage
As proposed in the FY 2013 Proposed Budget, all full-time and part-time civilian employees will receive a 2% Cost of Living
Adjustment (COLA), and the City's Living Wage, the minimum hourly rate for all full-time and part-time positions, will be $11.08 per hour.
FY 2013 Step Pay Plan Implementation
Phase 6, the final phase of the Step Pay Plan implementation, provides pay increases to 2,421 employees. The average salary increase will be 5.2%, in addition to the proposed 2% COLA. Since implementation of the Step Pay Plan, the average Step Plan employee salary has increased a total of $8,758 from $27,509 to $36,267.
On April 1, 2013, eligible employees will be moved to the appropriate step. Going forward, employees who are eligible for Step increases will see their pay move to the next step every year on the anniversary of their date of rank until they reach the maximum of their pay range.