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File #: 20-1600    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/19/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/2/2020 Final action: 12/2/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board provide direction to the Human Resources Director relative to the compensation paid to the Treasurer-Tax Collector. FUNDING: General Fund.
Related files: 20-0122, 21-0042
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board provide direction to the Human Resources Director relative to the compensation paid to the Treasurer-Tax Collector.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In February 2020 with Legistar item 20-0122, the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector classification received a 10.8% increase as a result of bringing Administrative Management positions to 10% below the market median. The Treasurer-Tax Collector received a 1.16% increase as a result of bringing Elected and Appointment Department Head positions to 8% below the market median. This compensation analysis did not include longevity and the 4% CalPERS Employer Paid Member Contribution (EPMC) as not all employees in the classification are eligible based on the conditions outlined in the Unrepresented Employees Resolution 016-2020.

Due to compensation and benefits provided to eligible Administrative Management employees the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector position is compensated approximately 3% higher than the Treasurer-Tax Collector. This is primarily as a result of the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector position receiving 13% longevity pay and an EPMC that are not offered to the Elected Unit. As a result, the Treasurer-Tax Collector is requesting the Board approve an increase to her salary.

If the Board establishes a structure that pays the Treasurer-Tax Collector more than the current Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector, upon retirement there is the potential that the person selected to serve as the next Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector will not be eligible for the same longevity and EPMC compensation, which will result in larger gap between the two positions. If the Board directs staff to increase the Treasurer-Tax Collector to a certain percentage above the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector at this time, and in the event this scenario takes place, the Board is then prohibited from reducing the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s salary to maintain t...

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