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Tag: Joy St. Germain


Tacoma: City officials explain Council’s new “compensation philosophy” won’t affect employees’ current pay

As we reported today, the Tacoma City Council this week approved a new “compensation philosophy” that drops the target pay ceiling for city employees.

The council’s action reduces the city’s current standard — which targets paying city employees  better than about 70 percent of employees doing similar work — to a standard that’s now above 60 percent of the market.

What city officials didn’t readily say during reporting for the story Wednesday was how exactly the new approach would affect current employees.

Today, City Manager T.C. Broadnax and Human Resources Director Joy St. Germain said it won’t affect them

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