Peachtree City plans employee compensation study

Peachtree City's human resources director says the city is having trouble attracting and retaining employees. Courtesy Peachtree City
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Peachtree City's human resources director says the city is having trouble attracting and retaining employees. Courtesy Peachtree City

For the first time since 2014, Peachtree City will conduct an employee compensation and benefits study to help figure out how to attract and retain more staff. The City Council approved a $50,000 budget amendment at its June 3 meeting that authorizes a request for proposals to select a management consulting firm. The memo to the council from Human Resources & Risk Management Director Ellece Brown said that despite position reclassifications and increases in starting salaries and salary ranges since the last study, “we continue to face problems in recruiting candidates to fill our open positions and in retaining our current employees.”

Brown said the HR department “more often than not” has to ask City Manager Jon Rorie for permission to increase minimum salaries, and that staff departures as of March were already at 32, compared to 41 for all of the previous fiscal year. No timeline has been announced for completion of the study.