Raymond Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District  August 19, 2002

Department, Organization                                                         Board of Supervisors

Or Person Making Request                                                       Meeting Date

G. Robert Lee, County Administrator

Paul S. McCulla, County Attorney  

Staff Lead & Department

Topic               A Resolution Authorizing Implementation of a County Administration/County Attorney Salary Market Study

Chairman Graham requested that the County Administrator obtain market information for the positions of Deputy and Assistant County Administrator and Deputy and Assistant County Attorney from comparable counties.  A similar process was used several years ago to set compensation levels for the County Administrator and County Attorney (unclassified positions).

The County Administrator worked with Robinson, Farmer, Cox and Associates (RFC) to obtain information pertaining to market rate indices for the above noted positions.  Comparables used for this project were the counties of Albemarle, Frederick, Stafford, York and James City.  The findings suggest that the current compensation scales for the Deputy and Assistant positions in Fauquier County are $5,000 - $6,000 below market comparables.  The results of the RFC analysis are Attachment #1.

The County Administrator also requested the Management Analyst to research the procedures recently used to make market adjustments within the Information Resources Department.  The use of the same methodology applied to the positions currently under consideration for market adjustments is Attachment #2.

The Personnel Committee reviewed the above cited materials, in meeting assembled 15 July 2002, and directed that the matter be referred to the full Board of Supervisors without specific recommendation.

Based on the Board’s consideration of the information presented at the work session held earlier today, the Board is requested to consider adoption of one of the two attached resolutions related to market adjustments for the positions of Deputy and Assistant County Administrator and Deputy and Assistant County Attorneys.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

Consider adoption of one of the attached resolutions.

Financial Impacts Analysis

The compensation increases would be $25,000+, depending on the decisions of the Board after review of implementation methodologies.  Funding is proposed to be taken from the 2% compensation set-aside, adopted as part of the FY 2003 budget.

Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request

Human Resources