Council Approves Review of Employee Compensation

During Laurens County Council discussion of proposals for changes in pay for some EMS employees a few weeks ago, a suggestion was made to have a formal analysis of the pay county employees receive. This week, County Council approved a proposal for the study submitted by Human Resources Director Casey Bolton.

This action provides $22,500 for Evergreen Business Solutions of Spartanburg. Bolton told council that eight proposals were received, ranging from $9,000 to $44,500. Bolton said some of the proposals were subject to additional costs to get the information wanted. After a thorough review of these proposals, the $22,500 bid from Evergreen was selected for Laurens County.

Evergreen was noted as having vast experience in compensation studies, has completed studies for local governmental entities with positive reviews, and appears to have knowledgeable insights to the growth and challenges that Laurens county is facing. Bolton said Evergreen also has local market knowledge, and has completed compensation studies for Spartanburg, Dorchester and Beaufort Counties and for cities including Spartanburg, Mauldin, Chester.

While most of the other companies were adequate, Casey Bolton said Evergreen Solutions seems to have the resources, local governmental knowledge and expertise to complete the project within the requisite timeframe.