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File #: 19-183    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 5/20/2019 Final action: 5/20/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Award of Proposal and Approval of Agreement for Professional Services to Koff & Associates for Conducting a Citywide Employee Total Compensation Study for the Not to Exceed Amount of $75,040 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers awarding a contract and approving a professional services agreement with the consulting firm Koff & Associates to conduct a citywide employee total compensation study for the not to exceed amount of $75,040. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion awarding a contract for professional services to include a citywide compensation study to Koff & Associates in an amount not to exceed $75,040 and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the Agreement for Professional Services.
Attachments: 1. Request for Proposal, 2. Koff & Associates Proposal, 3. Professional Services Agreement

Report Prepared by: Deneen Proctor, Director of Support Services

Title
SUBJECT: Award of Proposal and Approval of Agreement for Professional Services to Koff & Associates for Conducting a Citywide Employee Total Compensation Study for the Not to Exceed Amount of $75,040

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers awarding a contract and approving a professional services agreement with the consulting firm Koff & Associates to conduct a citywide employee total compensation study for the not to exceed amount of $75,040.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion awarding a contract for professional services to include a citywide compensation study to Koff & Associates in an amount not to exceed $75,040 and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the Agreement for Professional Services.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve as recommended; or
2. Deny; or
3. Refer to staff for further study; or
4. Take no action.

AUTHORITY
Article XI, Section 1111 of the Merced City Charter, Fiscal Administration. Memoranda of Understanding and Labor Agreements with recognized labor units within the City Organization.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided in the 2018-2019 adopted budget.

DISCUSSION
The City last conducted a formal compensation study in 2006. A study of the current labor market will provide new information to determine whether the City's pay structure is appropriate or may need adjustment. A review of comparable agencies will attempt to analyze the City's compensation for positions and compare them with that of the current marketplace.

In order to manage the process fairly throughout the organization, the Support Services Department is undertaking a citywide total compensation study. With approximately 160 classifications, it was determined to hire a professional firm to perform the study. One year ago, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was prepared seeking proposals from qualified organizations to serve in the capacity of consultant for the City ...

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