WILLIAMSON COUNTY County hires firm to study employee pay
County employees could see a change in pay after the county spends $97,000 on a study exploring where their salaries stand in comparison with other comparable counties and independent employers.
County Commissioners on Dec. 18 approved paying Evergreen Solutions, LLC, $37,000 more than it had budgeted for the compensation study, which will look into bringing pay for the county’s roughly 1,080 employees and 450 law enforcement personnel in line with the market.
Lisa Zirkle, the county’s human resources director, said that Evergreen was the best company to do the study and spending the extra money would be worth it.
According to the approved contract, the study will last through April 16. During that time, Evergreen will meet with county department heads and employees to find out what they do, and then compare their pay with similar positions in government and private companies, officials said.
Commissioner Lisa Birkman pointed out the study would not mean a raise for everyone. “That may or may not happen,” Birkman said. “This is not about every employee getting a pay raise.”