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Stevens Point has over 20 wage study appeals


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- Recommendations from Stevens Point’s wage study are being implemented now, but not without some expected appeals. The recommendations from consultants at Carlson-Dettman were adopted just over a month ago. Mayor Andrew Halverson says he is reviewing over twenty city employee appeals, and he will go over them with Charlie Carlson January 23rd to rule on the appeals. “I will either grant them or deny them based on the research that he and I have done, and the objective review of the appeals, and if the appellate wishes to move on to have their appeal in front of the Personnel Committee, they’ll have that opportunity as well.

Halverson says many of the employees that filed an appeal because their wage was reduced. “Many of them, however, that I’m reviewing are speaking more towards wage and steps within a grade, and the appeal process is really about the grade of a position in particular, meaning what job responsibilities does a job have, what requirements and technical detail does an employee need to possess in order to do that well?”

Halverson says he expected there would be several appeals filed. He says there’s about an equal number of hourly employees and salaried employees that filed appeals.