Workshops slated next week to discuss raises...

Councilors table talk on employee raises

By BREYANA SEGURA

Pearsall city councilors took no action on an agenda item to increase hourly employee pay citing budget concerns during a meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

At the request of Mayor Mary Moore, Pearsall City Manager Charles Jackson looked at how employees were compensated and presented councilors with a proposal for an 80-percent increase for hourly employees.

“I looked at discrepancies [in pay],” Jackson said. “The analysis looks at the position, not the people.”

According to the City Manager, a number of employee salaries had been set on a ‘who knew who’ basis; creating a third of employees being paid below market area value.

 

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