The city wants to send more of our money out of town. Item 16.2 on the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 seeks authorization to spend $260,550.00 to figure out how much to pay our city employees.
From the agenda:
Award of Solicitation No. 2017-392R City Wide Compensation Analysis to Management Advisory Group International for an initial six (6) month term estimated award of $260,550.00.
BACKGROUND / DISCUSSION:
It has been 17 years since the City has conducted a comprehensive citywide position and salary analysis. The last RFP was awarded and completed in 2000. Over time, market competiveness has created salary compression in the City’s compensation structure. This study is necessary to recalibrate and establish a competitive salary structure, and update the methodology for uniform compensation application.
Maybe the city really needs some outsiders to tell them how much to pay our employees. Most business people can figure this out by themselves, but maybe having experts from out of town tell us that the salaries need to be raised is what the city employees really want.
Big city salaries
The backup documentation shows that a firm out of Arizona was willing to do the work for $75,000 less. The city gave the vendor bid a rating of 86.33.
The more expensive vendor’s bid was rated at 86.42. They are based in Virginia.
From the backup information:
Giving the business to the more expensive vendor tells us a lot.
We deserve better