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Consulting Firm to Analyze City Jobs in Superior

Updated: 06/03/2014 10:37 PM
Created: 06/03/2014 9:31 PM WDIO.com

In a close vote Tuesday evening the Superior City Council approved paying a consulting company to study job classifications and compensation. Some councilors opposed the expense while others hope it can make the city a competitive employer.

Carlson-Dettmann Consulting got the job after a 6-4 vote by the council. Some councilors called the $30,000 expense a waste of money, but Mayor Bruce Hagen said some of the city's nearly 300 employees may have taken on more work over the years as the has changed.

“There's been some setbacks over the years. No raises, other things that have happened, people leaving, scrunching down on employees, greater responsibilities to existing employees,” Hagen said.

Employees and managers will have input during the review, and workers can file appeals on their classifications if they object.

The consulting firm emphasized that the city council will have final approval on any wage changes implemented based on the study information.

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