Equity increases are additional increases that are given to classifications that are shown to be significantly below market median, or have other compensation issues that need to be addressed in addition to across the board increases.
The following SLOCEA represented classifications received equity increases: Health Education Specialist, Lead Health Education Specialist, Social Services Investigator, and Supervising Social Services Investigator were all identified as being the most significantly behind market (10% or less below market) in base wages as compared to similar classifications in comparable agencies (employers). To address this issue, these classifications are receiving an additional increase, otherwise known as “equity increase”, to help bring their pay closer to what the market calls for. A study was also conducted for the Property Transfer Technician series and Supervising Property Transfer Technician. Due to the additional complexity of work and greater knowledge, skills, and abilities required for employees in these classifications to perform the job, these classifications are also receiving an equity increase.
The additional increases for these classifications ranged between 1.22% and 10.00%.
Certain unrepresented classifications also received equity increases based on this same criteria. However, the majority of unrepresented classifications received the same 0.5% across the board wage increases for this fiscal year as was imposed on SLOCEA represented classifications.