Jefferson City Mayor and council review findings from consulting firm

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JEFFERSON CITY - The city council and Mayor Carrie Tergin held a work session Monday night to discuss results from a compensation review.

The Austin Peters Group began working on the analysis in May of this year, and worked closely with city employees to complete it. 

The president of the firm, Becky Crowder, presented the results to the council and answered their questions.

The review included rewriting job descriptions, evaluating pay ranges, and recommending adjustments for wages and benefits all in comparison to cities in the same market.

The firm suggested employees assume more responsibility for health insurance premiums, but that the city increase vacation and sick leave.

Both Mayor Tergin and City Administrator Steven S. Crowell, Jr. said the council will use the results to move forward with efficient budget plans. 

"Hopefully this study will guide us somewhat, I know it's hard to say what we'll do in the future," Mayor Tergin said. She emphasized that no employees will see a pay descrease.