Raymond Graham, Chairman                                            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               Market Scale Adjustments for Deputy County Administrator and Assistant County Administrator and Deputy County Attorney and Assistant County Attorneys

Chairman Graham requested that the County Administator 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 Board of Supervisors without specific recommendation.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

Review the information and direct staff to prepare a Resolution setting compensation adjustments for the Deputy and Assistant County Administrator and County Attorney positions.  Specify an effective date.

Other market adjustments in other departments may be required from time to time for retention and recruitment purposes. 

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