Evergreen Compensation Study

         ATTENTION GENERAL BARGAINING UNIT MEMBERS!!!

      EVERGREEN COMPENSATION STUDY IS HERE

***UPDATE: FRIDAY,  4/17 IS THE LAST DAY FOR OUTREACH SESSIONS – REGISTRATION IS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED,  COME OUT TO THE SESSION FOR YOUR GROUP!

Feeling underpaid and overworked?  Doing the work of 2 or 3 job titles?  Wondering why you are not paid what other cities and counties pay for similar jobs?  Well now is the time to take part of the Evergreen Compensation Study.

The city has contracted with an outside consulting firm, Evergreen Solutions to update the City’s compensation and job classification system.  The study is being done to analyze our job classifications for the actual duties and responsibilities of the classification, and determine a salary range which is equitable and competitive with like organizations in our area.

So this is what you need to do.  REGISTER AND SHOW  UP for one of the Employee Outreach sessions scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.  Refer to the email or schedules posted in your work area.  Ask your Admin staff for info on how and when to attend a session.

Call to Action – Pension Workshop Act 2

There will be a second/follow up Pension Workshop scheduled for this Thursday, April 9th from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Fred Lippman Center on Polk Street.  PLEASE REQUEST TIME OFF OR USE YOUR LUNCH HOUR AND BE THERE BY 11 AM.   Your attendance is important if your pension is an important issue to you.

The first Pension Workshop presentation was designed by Finance Director Matt Lalla and the City’s Pension Attorney James Linn to represent our pension plan in the worst possible light. The so-called “Workshop” essentially became a one-sided and distorted “Presentation” which only presented typical doom and gloom biased information which did not fully and accurately tell ALL the story (e.g., the notorious slide 5 showing the 90% pension benefit which does not exist).

Also, the scare tactic slide showing how many fire and police officers the City could pay for was truly ironic since the Mayor’s letter and these workshops are doing a good job of scaring off actual fire and police officers (6 police and several fire officers just quit).  Several of the commissioners did not buy into the hysteria and wanted to delve further into the discussion, so the second “Workshop” has been set where the General, Police, and Fire pension actuaries will answer questions from the Commission.  Unfortunately, public comment is not allowed, so the Union won’t be allowed time to speak.   However,  it’s important that our members hear first hand what ideas the Mayor and Commission are given in regards to our pension plan.
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