By: Diane Benjamin
I found this payment to the company that did the study:
If this was the only payment, the City of Bloomington still got ripped off. The report they received is a worthless 9 pages.
See the report here: 2017 Hay Results
From PDF page 6 – Executive Salaries:
This is a special cut of our broad national market of over 600 companies consisting of all types of jobs from all industries and is a stable marketplace for setting compensation policies
Notice anything strange?
NATIONAL MARKET ?!?
Yes, all executives working at the City of Bloomington need national salaries. The Cost of Living here is exactly the same as in San Francisco, New York, even Chicago. (on what planet?)
They used private sector and hospitals in their survey.
The report claims they all need 11% raises.
Command Staff are on PDF page 7. Surprise, surprise! They surveyed 600 companies in a national market! They need 11% salary increases too.
Exempt employees are on PDF page 8, of course compared again to national salaries. They are obviously over-paid because most of their salary increases are less.
Finally, non-exempt employees are on the last page. Instead of comparing them to 600 nationwide companies, they used 1000!
This report is so generic the company who did it probably resold the same information over and over. It has absolutely no basis in the local reality.
Did the City Council ever see this report?
Did the City hand out raises based on this worthless information?
I believe another compensation study is being completed now. If they are paying for more worthless information they are throwing your money away again.
They should demand a refund for the June 2017 study. Instead, HR is probably patting themselves on the back for paying less than suggested while using the same to justify spiking pensions.