Staff recommends approval of the attached proposal for Skill-Based Pay Compensation Structure Development services by Water’s Consulting Group Inc., in the amount of $65, 000.00.
Since 1997 the City has been faced with salary
compression issues. The problem stems from the lack of methodology, policies
and/or systems which address these ongoing issues. In 2001 MGT study chose 58 benchmark positions for the
survey. The City’s investment to bring positions to market value was
significant, but compression issues continue to exist. Based on this ongoing
dilemma the City went in search of a company with extensive experience/history
in the area of skill based pay systems,
and policy development. The president and founder of the company, Rollie O.
Waters, whose proposal is submitted for your review, literally “wrote the book”
regarding compensation and pay system development. The book is titled, Skill-Based
Pay – System Development & Implementation. The process includes
everything from building the foundation (traditional pay structure vs. skilled
based pay) to new process implementation and administration.
The Waters Consulting Group, Inc. (WCG) is a nationally recognized management consulting firm specializing in innovative compensation systems development, performance management and organizational analysis. Since the firm’s establishment in 1976, WCG has emerged as a leader in evaluating, designing and installing state-of-the-art total compensation and human resource systems.
On February 14, 2006 the Commission did not approve the submitted contract due to the proposed cost of $85,000. We have re-negotiated the contract to include review of two departments – Environmental Services and Electric. The re-negotiated contract amount has been reduced by $20,000 to $65,000. The re-negotiated amount will result in more work being completed by in-house staff which will include training to implement the process for the remaining City departments.
1. Approval of the attached proposal as submitted, or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
the fiscal year 05/06 budget planning process approximately $45,000 was
budgeted for salary survey purposes
in line item
001-1437-513-3410. Staff proposes utilizing the budgeted amount
of $45,000 during fiscal year 05/06 and budgeting the remaining $20,000 in
fiscal year 06/07. With your approval, we anticipate completion of the
services by December, 2006.
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Finance Dept. __________________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE WATER'S CONSULTING GROUP, INC., FOR SKILL-BASED PAY COMPENSATION STRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to
execute an agreement with
(NAME OF COMPANY,) whose
address is __(MAILING ADDRESS OF COMPANY)___, for __(LIST THE SERVICE TO BE PROVIDED________ (give the bid
or RFP number if applicable.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg,
Florida, at a regular meeting held the _____
day of __