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Employee Compensation Update – Feb 27, 2019

Stan Jester
Board Of Education

Last year, Management Advisory Group (MAG) completed a Salary and Compensation Study for the DeKalb County School District.

From this study, the school district intended on moving to a competitive salary schedule for all employees. That is apparently more difficult than it sounds. Every month they come up with a new and improved version of the salary schedule.

  MAG Salary and Compensation Study – Classified Employees
  January 7th Approved E Scale (and revised Z, G, N, LT) Salary Scales
  FY 2019 Teacher Salary Comparisons

Certified Employees, like teachers, seem to be set in stone now. Teachers will see their new salaries in their March 29 checks. Teacher contracts are going out by March 5 along with communication about what schedule and step they are on.

DeKalb Schools is going back to the drawing board for classified staff, everyone not certified. Superintendent Green has reached out to Gwinnett Schools to enlist their help.

Linda Woodard, who has come out of retirement, is running the HCM department. She and a few retired human resources people from Gwinnett schools are going to revisit the classified salary schedules over the next 3 months.

Employee Compensation Update

Linda Woodard

Linda Woodard
Interim Chief Human Capital Management Officer

Greetings Valued DeKalb County School District Employee!

Human Capital Mangement (HCM) is pleased to announce that salaries and job descriptions are under review. This is an effort to ensure that all classified salaries are aligned with experience and are competitive in the marketplace.

Based on this review, it will be determined which employees will receive an adjustment. It is our desire that this review will restore parity to our salary structure.

Our goal is to ensure that we:
• Commit to being Financially responsible relative to the District’s budget
• Contine to be transparent and equitable in the process
• Remain competitive in the market place thereby attracting highly qualified candidates

Once the adjustments are identified, Human Capital Management will notify employees who are to receive an adjustment by June 2019. Salary revisions will be retroactive to the first working day of January 2019.

Thank you for your continued service and commitment in meeting the District’s goals. We look forward to providing essential communication and support to you during this process.

DeKalb Schools New Hires

Two personnel recommendations came before the board at the February 12 Business Meeting.
These are the candidates the hiring managers wanted to hire. They were interviewed and references checked, allegedly.

Bernice Gregory, Ed.D – Chief Human Capital Officer
Compensation: $176K plus benefits
Hiring Manager: Dr. R. Stephen Green, Superintendent (Green Resume)
.pdf link icon Resume – Bernice Gregory
.pdf link icon Job Description – Chief Human Capital Management Officer
• Master’s degree from a Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university
• Doctorate degree from a Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university
highly desirable.
• Minimum of ten (10) years experience as an administrator in a school system setting or as an executive
in a corporate environment with demonstrated successful advancement through the administrative or
executive managerial hierarchy, as appropriate, required.

Gabrielle Moore – Data Analyst IV
Compensation: $52K plus benefits
Hiring Manager: Dr. Vasanne Tinsley, Director of Support Services (Tinsley Resume)
Note: This hire came before the board because Ms Moore is a relative of Board of Education representative Dr. Joyce Morley.
.pdf link icon Resume – Gabrielle Moore
.pdf link icon Job Description – Data Analyst IV
• High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in database management, data analysis, forecasting or closely related experience and demonstration of proficiency necessary to perform the duties for the position.