Board of Supervisors
Person Making Request:
Staff Lead and
Ross D’Urso, Commissioner of the
Resolution Authorizing a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment for Eligible
04 adopted budget allocates an amount equal to 3% of total salaries for
the purpose of potential pay increases.
In the recent past, a pool of funds allowing as much as an 8%
increase was allocated to reward outstanding performers under the pay for
performance plan. The Fauquier County Human Resources Policy #22, section
IV, paragraphs F & G, outlines the possible ways in which employees
may receive enhanced pay.
performance evaluation system provides for 6 levels of performance, of
which 5 would be anticipated to have a monetary impact on the employee
being evaluated. The
allocation of 3%, as provided for in the budget, if distributed evenly
among the ratings, would provide 0.6% of salary change for each higher
level of performance. Although
the concept and practice of performance evaluation as a management tool
designed to inspire a highly motivated and dynamic workforce is fully
supported, it is believed that 0.6% between categories is not a sufficient
the budget constraints, a request is not made to increase the level of
appropriation for pay enhancement. Rather, it is requested that the Board
of Supervisors exercise the existing language of Human Resources Policy
#22, section IV, paragraph G. This
action would amend the FY 2004 Budget language to change the wording in
order to deem the allocated 3% funding as a cost of living adjustment for
all employees receiving an overall performance evaluation of meets
standards or above.
request is not intended to recommend an abandonment of the performance
evaluation system or merit pay funding.
However, it is hoped that the Board will recognize that giving
employees who rise to the level of outstanding performance a pay raise
based on an amount that approximates a cost of living adjustment in
Personnel Committee has endorsed this proposal.
Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:
Consider adoption of the attached resolution.
No additional funding, beyond that approved as part of the FY
2004 Adopted Budget is required.
Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:
All Departments of