Looking To Save Money, Muskegon Community College Trustees Opt Not To Hire Firm To Study Employee Compensation

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees decided unanimously this week against hiring an outside consultant to study how its employee compensation compares with other community colleges.

Instead, the board suggested the work could be performed by MCC administrative staff. The analysis was not to include faculty positions.

“We can do this in house,” said President Dale Nesbary, who supported hiring a firm to perform the study, which would have cost between $21,500 and $41,500.

But Nesbary said it would have been preferable having an outside firm, with experience at examining compensation, perform the analysis. He added that having his staff do the work could be time consuming.

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