Raymond Graham, Chairman                                                       September 16, 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 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 below market comparables.  The results of the RFC analysis are Attachment #1.

The County Administrator also directed the Management Analyst to research the procedures recently used to make market adjustments within the Information Resources Department.  The results of that research were previously disseminated to the Board of Supervisors, the Personnel Committee and the Finance Committee, as further set forth herein.

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

The Board of Supervisors, in a meeting assembled 19 August 2002, considered the RFC findings as well as the Management Analystís research and referred same to the Finance Committee for consideration.

In meeting assembled 21 August 2002, the Finance Committee reviewed the RFC findings and the Management Anaylstís research and referred same back to the Board of Supervisors without recommedation.

Based on the Boardís consideration of this matter in work session and regular session held on 19 August 2002, the Board is requested to consider adoption of a resolution implementing market adjustments for the positions of Deputy and County Administrator and Deputy and Assistant County Attorneys based on the Robinson, Farmer, Cox and Associates findings. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors

Consider adoption of  the attached resolution and specify effective dates. 

Financial Impacts Analysis

The annualized compensation increases based on the RFC findings would be $26,638.44.  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