Compensation, position changes could cost $275k

Posted Feb. 15, 2015 @ 10:44 am
Updated Feb 15, 2015 at 10:46 AM

VICTORVILLE — The City Council on Tuesday will consider implementing consultant-recommended salary and position changes effective July 1 that could result in an approximate $275,000 increase to the 2015 fiscal year budget.

The classification and compensation study was performed last year, requiring employees to complete a written description of their job duties and review them with immediate supervisors and department heads, according to a report prepared by City Manager Doug Robertson.

A subsequent two-day appeals process brought the employees together with Robertson, Victorville Personnel Officer Josefina Trevino and a third party representative, the report stated. Adelanto City Manager Jim Hart sat in on one of the talks.

Possible approval of the study is just one of several compensation-related items up for debate Tuesday, according to the council agenda.

Officials will also look at CalPERS employee contributions, cost of living adjustments, council stipends and benefits, the possibility of returning to a 40-hour work week and vacation accruals.

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