As part of the Los Alamos County compensation plan, staff was directed to review and reduce the number of job levels and titles. The plan received council approval Tuesday evening in a 4–2 vote.
The new plan reduces the number of job classes from 269 to 230, a 14 percent reduction. Changes were made by consolidating similar job titles, eliminating obsolete titles and removing approximately 16 jobs that had been unionized during 2011.
The revisions also minimize artificial education barriers to staff development or promotion by enabling evaluation of combined experience and education.
Management and staff from every department participated in eight days of discussions to develop the recommendations.