The Employee Compensation Committee (ECC) made up of classified and certificated employees works every year on compensation-related issues like salary increases, substitute pay, etc. The need for a market study of both classified and certificated salary schedules first came from this group, who wants to ensure employees continue to be competitively compensated for their work in Clovis Unified. After the ECC’s recommendation was presented by the administration to the Governing Board in May of 2021, the Board authorized this third-party study. Proposals were then received from various human resources firms and vetted through a committee of employees before Koff and Associates was recommended to the Board. Committee members chose Koff & Associates based on their professional qualifications, prior work, and reputation for quality.
Findings from their study were completed in April 2022 and members of ECC spent the fall developing recommendations based on the results of Koff and Associates work. ECC completed their work in January of 2023 and presented their recommendations to the Governing Board that month.
Aim III of our strategic plan is to ensure that we continue to hire, develop, sustain and value a high-quality, diverse workforce and a market study is one way that we can make sure our classified and certificated salaries remain competitive. With recent changes to California’s minimum wage and on-going changes in other compensation-related things like pensions and benefits, we wanted to make sure that we take an important step back from any one job description or unique position, and look at our salary schedules as a whole. Using an outside third party like Koff and Associates meant the analysis drew from internal and external expertise in competitive employee compensation.