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Compensation management, County government -- Officials and employees -- Salaries -- Analysis, Municipal government -- Officials and employees -- Salaries -- Analysis, League of Oregon Cities, Association of Oregon Counties


In the spring and summer of 2012 the State of Oregon commissioned a study from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service to examine the single biggest cost of most government jurisdictions: personnel costs. Working closely with the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties, the state and the CPS research team identified 21 different city and county jurisdictions in Oregon and southwest Washington, in addition to using state of Oregon data. The research team then identified 11 different job titles that were chosen for their range of duties and the relatively high degree of position comparability across these jurisdictions. The result is a detailed analysis of what is called “Total Employer Cost of Compensation” (TECC).

What follows in this report is a discussion of the components and categories that comprise TECC along with illustrations and examples of how the categories of compensation compare to one another in the study jurisdictions and job titles. In addition, a comprehensive Appendix in three volumes exhaustively details the conduct of Portland State University’s Center for Public Service - Total Employer Cost of Compensation Study, 2.0 listing many individual elements to arrive at TECC.


Final Report produced by the Center for Public Service, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University.

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