Letters to the Editor

City salaries ‘above premium’ need review

The city should do cost comparisons before increasing city employees’ salaries.

Kent School District’s Human Resources Director, under its 2014 Job #HR1307 internal job posting location, TBD total compensation (plus health benefits), ranges from $115,673 to a maximum of $130,006 a year. The City of Bellevue’s 2014 Human Resources Manager’s salary tops off at $115,200 a year. Compare the number of employees served and compensation earned with the $140,000 a year received by Mercer Island’s HR Director.

Online research of other positions the same or similar to our city’s demonstrates we are paying above premium in most categories. But don’t rely on me. Do your own research and discover why some fiscal responsibility should be exercised by our City Manager and City Council members before increasing employee compensation.

 

Jean Majury

 

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