What a gig!
An out of town firm was hired by our county commissioners to perform a wage and compensation study of all county jobs.
The got hired by our commissioners and now report that our commissioners are not paid enough. This reminds us of the situation over at EPISD where a former member of the state appointed board of managers ends up as employee of the district on the first day that state law would allow her to be hired.
We took a look at the backup material presented to our commissioners when the contract award came up on the agenda. This document shows the result of the evaluation:
The vendor with the highest rating was Management Advisory Group. They had a score of 450. The second place firm was Public Sector Personnel with a rating of 439.
2nd Place Wins
Those ratings evidently did not give the county what they wanted. How could they get around that?
Simple. They evidently decided to evaluate the two as “finalists”. The evaluation committee changed because the county dropped the two evaluators that had given the second place firm the lowest votes. As a result the ratings changed and the second ranked firm became the top ranked one. Here is the ratings sheet:
The county has reached a new low.
We deserve better