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Consultant T.L. Cox, center, discusses pay study details with Salem City Council and staff in a Feb. 26 work session. With him, from left, are Councilmember Jane Johnson, City Manager Kevin Boggess, Councilmember James Martin, Mayor Randy Foley and Councilmember Jim Chisom.


Many City of Salem employees who are underpaid – according to what workers in comparable jobs in other localities are making – will soon be getting more money. That could come as early as their April paychecks, with more possible after July 1, city officials say.

During a work session before the Feb. 26 Salem City Council meeting, Councilmembers got results of a salary and pay study the city hired Minnesota consulting firm Springsted to do.

T.L. Cox, Springsted Vice President, and Rebecca Dayton, project manager, presented results that showed 148 of the city’s 475 staff positions’…

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