Competitive Pay: Best Practices for Determining Pay Rates for Local Government Positions
Recorded On: 03/17/2020
Local governments often face an uphill battle when trying to attract and retain top-notch talent, as they must compete against both the private and nonprofit sectors to be the employer of choice. However, there are a number of tactics your jurisdiction can employ to recruit and maintain a high-caliber staff.
Join human resources experts Carol Granfield, ICMA-CM and Sandy Stapczynski as they discuss various methods for municipal compensation and planning and review best practices for determining pay rates for individual positions.
Audience: Local government managers, assistant managers and HR directors
This webinar will cover:
- How to weigh and compare total compensation packages
- Various methods for municipal compensation analysis
- How to address compression issues to improve staff retention
- Salary data analytics utilizing public and private sector databases
- The advantages of also using an internal equity tool (for pay equity purposes such as ranking and classification and grouping similar like positions on a pay and classification plan)
ICMA Practice Areas:  Financial Management and Budgeting;  Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement
Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM
Senior Management Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc.
Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM, is senior management consultant, Director of Human Resources Services for Municipal Resources, Inc. She has 38 years of public sector management experience and seven years private sector experience. Carol has served in town and county manager positions in New England and also as director of administration in Herndon, Virginia, and as personnel director in Fairfax, Virginia.
Carol’s expertise in human resources and labor relations includes the establishment of personnel policies, organizational and staffing studies, wage, classification and benefit studies, human resource audits, and union negotiations. She serves on the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board and teaches Public Administration and Adjunct Professor teaching Human Resources at Granite State College of the University of NH. She is also the co-author of the ICMA e-book "Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals."
Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski
Founder and President, Human Resources Services, Inc.
Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski, is founder and president of Human Resources Services, Inc. (HRS), a small woman-owned business located in the greater Boston area. HRS is a major provider of HR Consulting Services, particularly pay/classification/performance, to local governments in Massachusetts.
With nearly 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to local governments in key areas of human resource management, she and her associates provide consultancy services to hundreds of New England cities, towns, school districts, counties, regional agencies, and state agencies. Sandy is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals. She is a contributor to ICMA’s Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rdEditions) and has also authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies.
She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University.