City adopts new employee salary plan
A new salary plan that Scott City council members feel will allow them to better manage the pace of growth in pay and benefits has gone into effect with the start of a new year.
This represents the first significant restructuring of the city’s pay plan in about 25 years. A “market comparison” developed by the Kansas League of Municipalities and utilized by the council for more than two decades no longer was an accurate reflection of the local job market, according to Matt Allen, city manager for Garden City who was contracted to review and develop the compensation package.
During a presentation to the council, Allen said this brings the salaries of city employees in line with similar jobs in the community.
“The reality is, you aren’t hiring people from other communities. You are recruiting from this market,” he noted.
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