The Town of Waynesville, North Carolina, (“Town”) is requesting proposals for consulting services to conduct a Town-wide Employee Classification and Compensation Study.  A full copy of the RFP document is available below.

Background Information: 

The Town is a full-service Town, with a five-member Board of Aldermen operating under the Council/Manager form of government. Town departments include Administrative Services, Development Services, Finance, Fire, Parks and Recreation, Police, and Public Services. Overall, the Town has approximately 191 full-time employees and 66 part-time employees.

The Town’s current Classification and Compensation plan was adopted in the 2005-2006 budget. Many of the positions evaluated at that time have been reviewed and updated when necessary. Some new positions have been created and have been incorporated into the plan. Other positions have been eliminated. Since the plan was adopted, inequities and compression have developed, and the criteria and weighting of various factors of the system need to be updated.

Goals and Objectives:

The purpose of the Classification and Compensation Study is to address changes in Town operations and staffing over the past decade, which may have affected the type, scope, and level of work being performed.

The Town’s objectives are to:

  1. Attract and retain qualified employees;

  2. Ensure  positions  performing  similar  work  with  essentially  the  same level  of complexity, responsibility, and knowledge, skills, and abilities are classified together;

  3. Provide salaries commensurate with assigned duties;

  4. Clearly  outline  promotional  opportunities  and  provide  recognizable  compensation growth;

  5. Provide justifiable pay differential between individual classes; and

  6. Maintain  a  competitive  position  with  other  comparable  government  entities  and private employers within the same geographic areas.

All work will be done with regular involvement of the Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager and Human Resource Specialist. Department Heads and other key personnel will be involved as necessary. Regular presentations and meetings with these individuals or groups, incorporating their input into the process, are expected. Presentation to the Board of Aldermen upon completion of the project is also expected.

The proposal is due by 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2020.  Questions should be submitted no later than Friday April 10, 2020 to Amie Owens, Assistant Town Manager at

RFP for Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis