By a 3-2 margin Tuesday afternoon, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors approved a classification and compensation plan designed to provide county employees with room for growth and give the county more flexibility when setting salaries and adjusting for merit and cost-of-living increases.
Supervisors Paul Hudgins and Jackie Ingram cast the two dissenting votes during the meeting, which was held virtually and shown on the county’s meeting portal.
The plan also establishes promotion policies, with 5 percent between grades, and provides $100 to each employee for each year of service to alleviate the compression that occurs when entry-level salaries are raised but existing employees don’t receive raises.
During a Nov. 30 work session, Dr. Stephanie Davis, whose students at Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy developed the study, told supervisors that it would cost a total of $169,711 to place all county and constitutional employees on the minimum of th...
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