Friday, June 2, 2000
Selectmen push for action on wage classification study
On May 23, town administrator Madonna McKenzie presented to the selectmen an update on the status of implementation of the town wage and classification recommendations which had been prepared by consultant HRS but had been greeted with some concerns.
As of July 1, all town employee salaries below the minimum for their classifications will be brought up to the minimum. If classifications are changed at a later date, salary changes will be retroactive to July 1. The personnel board has received comments from all town committees and will be meeting with each department before refining the recommendations.
Selectman John Ballantine urged that the process not stretch out too long. After some discussion, it was decided that hearing the concerns of each department must take precedent over rushing to meet an artificial deadline. On the other hand, hearing that some towns have taken up to two years to complete the process, Ballantine pushed again for some kind of timeline. McKenzie agreed to return with a schedule as soon as it could be developed. She mentioned that a vacancy on the personnel board, and a second one expected at the end of June, is slowing the process.
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