County employees to get used to new pay system

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- Employees for Webb County will start getting used to a new system that will determine how much they get paid in the future.

It's a project that has been in the works for years, according to the county's head of human resources.

In order to do this, the county contacted with a consulting company to compare wages for different positions to those in other workplaces and government settings.

With that research that was finally approved by commissioners Monday, employees from here on out would be paid according to two factors - their job skill and seniority.

Job skills can call for wages across the board, but seniority will mean a wage increase of just over one percent per year.

The net effect, hopefully a more fair system across the board.

Administrative Services Director Cynthia Mares says the plan approved by commissioners would call for a spending increase of $1.7 million to get everyone on the same system.

Mares says no county employees will have their wages reduces as a result of the change.

With the approval by commissioners, the new age system should begin implementation right away.


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