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☷ La Vergne Tennessee - La Vergne Board Approves Increase for All City Staff as Part of Employee Compensation Study
La Vergne , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
The La Vergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an increase in pay for all city employees . This comes as a result of an employee compensation study being conducted by the city .
All city staff will receive at least a 10% increase in pay , including open positions , to raise the base pay and make city jobs more financially competitive with other cities . The raise will take effect immediately . These are not considered tenure , merit or cost of living raises .
“We were currently sitting in the 40th percentile when it came to job market comparison , ” said City Administrator Bruce Richardson . “We wanted to create a more competitive environment so that when recruiting , our pay structure , combined with our great benefit package , helps set us apart from other cities . ”
This structure increase is considered Phase 1 of the Employee Compensation Study . Phase 2 is an additional increase in July for the 2022 - 23 fiscal year . The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will discuss Phase 2 in more detail at the budget workshops . No decisions have been made at this time and any additional raises must be approved by the Board .
“Taking care of our employees has always been a top priority for me , ” said Mayor Jason Cole . “They come to work every day and help make this city look its best and put its best foot forward . We need to make sure our pay accurately reflects the great work they do . ”
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