Class Comp oversees the compensation and classification systems used within the County through special and regular job class studies; the unit develops and prices new classifications, classifies new positions and reclassifies existing positions. Class Comp's primary goals are to establish pay and classification frameworks that provide for external market competitiveness and address internal equity; promote employee retention, and support career growth.

County Compensation Philosophy

It is Multnomah County's goal to provide a market competitive total rewards package in order to recruit and retain talent necessary to meet the County's needs and provide essential services to our community. The County relies on public sector compensation data as our labor market within a system that is reviewed on an ongoing basis to achieve these goals.