City Council to Hire Firm to Examine Employee Raise PolicyGrand Forks' Finance Committee recommended the council hire a private firm to review the city's human resource policies and salary plan.
Grand Forks' Finance Committee recommended the council hire a private firm to review the city's human resource policies and salary plan.
This decision comes after weeks of debate over Community and Government Relations Officer Pete Haga's nearly $25,000 raise. The finance committee unanimously decided it’s best to have an outsider’s perspective when reviewing the current policy which has been in place for 10 years. Council Vice President Doug Christensen says if something needs to be adjusted or changed the council will do it. But Christensen wants to make sure the council knows exactly what it wants the firm to examine before hiring anyone. City leaders say getting a firm's opinion won't dissolve the anger some council members have towards this issue but it'll stop the situation from happening again. Councilman Weber noted it's important the city has policies that are giving taxpayers the top value for their dollar.