Thursday, June 2, 2011

Solano Grand jury tries to shed light on salaries and benefit costs

The Reporter, Vacaville
Posted: 06/02/2011 01:00:41 AM PDT

The Solano County grand jury has published a report it hopes will provide citizens with a snapshot of county salary and benefits costs.

The three-year comparative survey of both classified and non-classified staff looks at base salaries, total benefits, total employee compensation figures and the total cost to the taxpayers, which means the sum of employment taxes paid by the county plus the total employee compensation figures.

The survey compares the fiscal year-to-year dollar amounts for each position and reports differences as a percentage change. Also, the report compares the percentage difference of the fiscal year 2008-09 to the fiscal year 2010-11 amounts. Because the survey is composed of representative samples and not a complete listing of all county positions, the grand jury warns it should not be used to obtain yearly comparisons of totals, averages, medians, or means.

The 85-page report is available online at .

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