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Township reviews wages

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:45 PM

“It is a critical tool,” Township Manager Bill Cargo said of the wage study. “It is important for a number of things.”

MML officials presented the study to the Township Board during a recent work session.

“We included 23 positions in this project,” MML representative Heather Van Poucker said. “We looked at positions and content, and not just at job titles.”

One of the report’s key findings is that the township’s pay and benefit package, as a whole, is within the range of similar communities. Specifically, the study indicates that while some of the township’s positions pay more than similar communities and some pay less, all of the positions are within the recommended pay structure.

“It looks like your pay and benefits are relatively lined up with the market,” Van Poucker said. “You don’t have any big outliers, low or high.”

Township Manager Bill Cargo noted that this revelation corresponds with what the Township Board has set as its policy in recent years. He said it’s been the trustees’ position that the township shouldn’t lead the market nor should it lag behind when it comes to employees’ wages, compensation and benefits.

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