Welcome to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes’ page regarding Employee Compensation!
The City Council and staff firmly believe that our citizens have a right to full transparency with respect to public information, including the wages and benefits received by City employees and elected officials. To that end, salary range and benefit information has been available on the City’s website for a number of years. In late 2010, the City added a section conveniently located on the home page of our website, which provides links to these documents from a single location, as well as to the California State Controller’s Office website, which displays compensation information for all cities and agencies in the state, including Rancho Palos Verdes.
Most recently, the City has taken the initiative to update the information available to include compensation information for 2011, which has not yet been requested by the State Controller, as well as other documents that may be of interest to the public, such as recent full-time employee salary rates. In the interest of full transparency, we hope that these changes have made it easier to find information on City employee compensation.
As always, please let us know if you have suggestions for improvement. Staff can be reached at (310) 544-5207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION REPORTED TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER:
The following links take you to the California State Controller’s website for Local Government Compensation:
RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOCUMENTS:
Revised Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Employee Salary Ranges - On October 4, 2011, the City Council approved a revision of the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Salary Ranges to increase full-time employee salary ranges by 5%, and part-time salary ranges by 1%. The salary increases were offered as an offset to requiring the employees to pay the full 8% Employee contribution to the City’s pension program.The Salary Ranges have not been changed since the action taken by the City Council on October 4, 2011, therefore, the employee salary ranges presented are current.
Pension Revision – On September 20, 2011, the City Council adopted the recommendations of the City Council Pension Revision Subcommittee, to adopt revisions to the City’s pension plan.
City Manager’s Employment Contract – This document contains the terms and conditions of the City Manager’s 2011 employment contract.
W-2 Box 5 Wages Subject to Medicare – This document walks-through the calculation of Box 5 wages on the Employee’s W-2 statement.
2010 Employee Salary Survey – This staff report with its associated attachments was presented to City Council on May 18, 2010. It presented the results of a market survey of employee salary ranges and was the basis for adjustments made to the City’s salary ranges effective July 1, 2010.
Rancho Palos Verdes Staffing Level and Costs – This document is an excerpt from a presentation made at the Budget Workshop held on March 29, 2011 which provides a per capita comparison of Rancho Palos Verdes to other South Bay Cities in terms of: 1) Population Served Per Employee; and 2) Budgeted Cost of Staff Salaries and Benefits.
Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary – This document summarizes the benefits that full-time employees are eligible to receive from the City.
Employee Personnel Rules – This link takes you to the most current versions of the City’s Competitive Service Employee Personnel Rules and Management Employee Personnel Rules.
Employee Handbook (September 2007) - This document is used to acquaint new employees with information about the City’s history, vision, organizational structure, working conditions, employee benefits, and policies affecting employment.
CalPERS Responds – This link takes you to the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) website for a “myths vs. facts” discussion relative to CalPERS and public employee pensions.