November 22, 1966
Honorable Board of Supervisors
County of Los Angeles
SUBJECT: RECOMMENDED BOARD ACTION ON COUNTY COMPENSATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES REPORT
On September 20, 1966, your Board considered the report of the Economy and Efficiency Committee on County Compensation Policies and Practices, and then held the matter over until November 22. Subsequently, at the request of the Secretary and Chief Examiner of the Civil Service Commission, it was held over one additional week.
You will recall that the Economy and Efficiency Committee report contained seven specific recommendations. A copy of the report is attached. The Secretary and Chief Examiner, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Economy and Efficiency Committee have discussed the recommendations and jointly recommend the following action to your Board.
Recommended Action: Hold until the Charter Amendment becomes effective, at which time refer the recommendations to the Director of Personnel for his consideration. We believe strongly that the County salary setting procedures and classification system needs a thorough review, but the new personnel organization should be well established and operating smoothly before such a survey can be conducted effectively.
Recommended Action: Approve, subject to the Economy and Efficiency Committee’s presenting a specific recommendation as to a firm and a fee for the study.
Recommended Action: Approve and instruct the County's representative to follow these procedures in next year's salary study.
Recommended Action: Approve and request the Clerk of the Board to notify the members of the Board of Supervisors in December, 1970, of the desirability of appointing a special committee to make an overall appraisal and audit of County compensation policies and practices.
Very truly yours,
L. S. HOLLINGER
Chief Administrative Officer
GORDON T. NESVIG
Secretary and Chief Examiner
Civil Service Commission
A.C. RUBEL, Chairman
Economy and Efficiency Committee