the results of the compression analysis, nearly 2,500 employees received pay
compression increases to their base salaries on their May 22, 2018 paycheck. These employees also received a one-time, lump sum payment for their pay increase
retroactive to January 1, 2018.
Approximately 2900 employees were included in the pay
compression analysis. Employees who were not included in the analysis are:
To determine where compression exists in the county, HR analyzed the equivalent prior work experience submitted by employees. From the compression analysis, HR determined the cost to
address all compression issues in the county is approximately $25.7 million.
The county had $4.4 million set aside for 2018 for addressing compression.
Distributing these existing compression funds is just the first step in
addressing countywide compression.
Each year, HR and the Compensation Advisory Committee will
make funding recommendations to the County Council to continue addressing pay compression, as part of the ongoing Salt Lake County Compensation Project.
Pay compression is when employees with significant job experience are paid nearly the same as employees with much less experience in the same job.
Vacation accrual rates will be calculated after the compression analysis is completed and implemented. The rates will go into effect retroactively to January 1, 2018.
Work that qualified and prepared an employee for their current job. The duties and responsibilities were at least 50% the same as their current job. This information will be used to calculate an
employee’s vacation leave accrual rate.
Previous jobs that are equal to an employee’s current job. These jobs required the same or equivalent levels of knowledge, skills and experience as their current job. This information will be used to determine where compression exists across the county and to make recommendations to begin addressing compression.