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Delayed increase of 1.25 per cent for City exempt staff

April 18, 2017 6:47 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

At tonight’s City Council meeting, Council approved a freeze to management and exempt staff salaries until July 1, 2017 at which time there will be a 1.25 per cent cost of living salary increase.

The increase affects approximately 150 exempt employees, a group that includes directors, managers, superintendents, supervisors, professionals and specialists.

“Remaining competitive and adjusting salaries on an annual basis is important as we work to ensure we are in line with other comparable municipalities, related organizations and internal equity; however, in doing so, we also factor in the current economic conditions. This 1.25 per cent increase balances the need to continue attracting and retaining qualified management staff while acknowledging our current economic reality,” said Kristy Svoboda, Human Resources Director.

During January budget deliberations, City Council determined that the City Manager and Council would not receive a 2017 cost of living increase.

For more information, please contact:

Kristy Svoboda
Human Resources Director
The City of Red Deer
403-356-8906 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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