Employee and Public Services
October 22, 2002
BOARD MEETING DATE:
November 5, 2002
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Mary Welch, Employee and Public Services Director
Equity Adjustment for Coroner's Investigators
Adopt a resolution approving a 1.8% equity adjustment for the classification of Coroner's Investigator with an effective date of September 29, 2002.
In June 2000, the County negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding covering the non-safety classifications in the Law Enforcement representation unit. That Memorandum of Understanding provides that employees in the classification of Coroner's Investigator shall receive a 2% equity adjustment effective June 25, 2000, another 2% equity adjustment effective June 24, 2001, and also provides that there shall be a reopener on equity adjustment for Coroner's Investigators in June 2002.
The Employee and Public Services Department conducted a salary survey of the classification of Coroner's Investigator in June 2002. This survey indicated that our salaries were 1.8% lower than the average of our comparator agencies. In July, County representatives met with union representatives and offered a 1.8% equity adjustment. On October 7, union attorney Dave Clisham advised the County that the 1.8% equity adjustment was acceptable.
This item keeps the commitment of responsive, effective and collaborative government through goal number 20; Government decisions are based on careful consideration of future impact, rather than temporary relief or immediate gain.
The cost of the adjustment is approximately $10,850.