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Supervisors consider salary scale proposal

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a brief virtual work session Monday afternoon to hear a report on a classification and compensation plan for county employees.

Dr. Stephanie Davis, assistant professor at Virginia Tech and program manager of the Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management, told supervisors that the study began by comparing the duties, responsibilities, job descriptions and pay scales of county employees to those of other local governments within the region.

She and students within her program then developed a new pay plan for Mathews employees, placed current employees within that pay plan, and figured the cost for implementing the program.

The new salary scale, if implemented, would provide employees with “room for growth,” said Davis. It is adjusted for merit cost of living increases and provides more flexibility than a step system, she said, because it doesn’t lock the county in to specific 2 percent increases.

The pay scale has 30 gr...

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