COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Amendment of Personnel Policy Manual
Adoption of Resolution establishing Employee Recognition Policy
Tucker, White, Davis, Trank, Suyes, Gerome
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
February 9, 2005
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
At the September 1 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the following recommendations for the Total Rewards strategy for Albemarle County employees:
· Approved implementing an Employee Recognition Program in January, 2005 at a cost of $20,000 for the current fiscal year and an anticipated cost of $50,000 for FY06.
· Approved a revised Merit Plan for FY06, which will provide a base market increase for employees who meet expectations, a market increase, plus an additional amount to employees who exceed expectations and less than a market salary increase for employees who do not meet expectations. The revised plan continues to provide an accelerator increase for those employees below mid-point.
· Approved development of skill and competency differentials for a skill-based pay system, which will reward specific job-related skills, such as licensing, certifications or completion of formalized training.
· Approved continued evaluation of Broad banding, a compensation and classification system that provides greater career and skill development by grouping jobs into wide pay bands.
The Employee Recognition Program is proposed to be incorporated into the County’s personnel policies. One aspect of the Employee Recognition Program provides for the payment of cash bonuses to employees. Virginia State Code Section 15.2-1508 requires that any payment of bonuses be approved by ordinance. The approval of the addition of this Program in the County’s personnel policy by resolution satisfies the state code requirement.
Goal 4.1 Provide effective, responsive and courteous service to our customers
Goal 4.1.3 By June 2005, the County will be recognized as a quality place of employment with a workforce of employees who continuously provide high quality, customer-focused service to its citizens.
Staff recommends the Board adopt the attached Resolution to approve the Employee Recognition Program as part of the County personnel policy.
Attachment A – Resolution incorporating proposed personnel policy
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