Classification and Compensation Study

The City of Roanoke is excited to share with City employees that it has engaged with a compensation consultant to conduct a Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis. This study is an important process as the City ensures that its job classification system is accurate and its compensation structure system aligns with the labor market. Through this study,  the City looks to retain and attract qualified employees; ensure fair and equitable compensation relationships within the organization and alignment with the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives; maintain pay equity compliance; and ensure competitiveness with the external market.

Beginning of March 1, all full-time employees will be asked to fill out a Position Description Questionnaire, or PDQ. This is a simple form that asks questions about an employees' position and its essential functions and the types of decisions yoCompStudyCloud4_1u make on a daily basis.

Virtual employee sessions are scheduled for the following days and times. 

March 1 at 8:30 am        March 2 at 1:00 pm        March 3 at 6:30 pm 

Employees may register via PowerDMS for one of the meetings. Once in PowerDMS, employees can find the sessions under courses/HR Informational Session. The session is listed as "COMP - 001 - Gallagher Compensation Study – Employee Session". Employees who require assistance with registration, may reach out to Human Resources at 853-2231. The meetings will provide a brief overview of the study and then an opportunity to walk through filling out the PDQ (Position Description Questionnaire). A fillable PDQ form is also available. A recorded copy of the meeting will be made available for employees unable to attend. Employees are welcome to view the presentation from the Employee Session by clicking here

Meetings at the Berglund Center's Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre will be held for employees who work at the Public Works Service Center. Employees who work at the Public Works Service Center must coordinate their attendance at the Berglund Center with their Department Manager. Employee sessions at the Berglund Center will be held on the same days and times as above and will allow those employees that typically do not work in an office environment to participate in the virtual employee sessions.  

NOTE:  This study does not include public safety sworn employees, specifically, Fire-EMS, Police and Sheriff's Office are not included in this study. A public safety step plan was developed on last year for those agencies; therefore, they are not included in the city-wide compensation study. All full-time non-sworn personnel in Fire-EMS, Police and Sheriff are in scope.