Compensation plan study to begin

Published 10:54 am Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Town of Farmville has awarded a contract for a Classification and Compensation Plan Study.

Paypoint HR of Davidsonville, Maryland, will conduct the study at the cost of $36,500.

The town had budgeted $100,000 for the study and according to Town Manager Gerald Spates had received five requests for proposal bids.

One main focus of the research is to review the town’s current employees classification and compensation plan, to include but not limited to organizational structure, job titles, job descriptions, pay grades, and minimum and maximum ranges within pay grades.

C. Scott Davis

“The whole basis of this plan came about after discussions between the mayor and town council about job descriptions, and salaries,” explained Dr. C. Scott Davis, Assistant Town Manager. “It was determined that the pay plans, pay grades, and job descriptions of employees haven’t been changed in over 20 years, so it’s past or at a time for a full review to be done.”

The town employs 137 full-time employees and 28 part-time employees.

According to Davis work on the study could begin as soon as this week and initially, the town will be providing Paypoint HR with current information such as but not all-inclusive of the organizational chart, current pay plan, job descriptions, personnel policies, and procedures, etc.,

“Paypoint HR will also be scheduling a time for representatives of the company to conduct a kick-off briefing session with the Mayor and Town Council, administration and employees,” added Davis.

The firm will also be looking at other localities for comparison and economic factors to get a better idea of what the town has now and what can be done. “Are we in line with the pay grades, too high or too low for the job descriptions is something they will be looking at,” said Davis.

The study is expected to be completed by mid-January.