Nevada Irrigation District (NID) trustees approved two separate items regarding employee compensation at their last meeting. the first element approved a 6% cost of living adjustment for managers and employees over a two-year three-step period of 2%. the second element Significantly increased the compensation of managers and adds two additional step increases (from 5 maximum to 7 maximum) to the following positions: Deputy CEO, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Director of Engineering (vacant) CFO (vacant) human resources director (vacant) hydroelectric Manager, maintenance manager, recreation manager and water operations manager.
The directors unanimously approved the two points. The pay increases were based on a study of market rates of comparable districts and administrators expressed support for retaining the specialist knowledge provided by managers.
Managers are expected to exceed expectations and two more increases are intended to incent current and future staff to fill these positions.
Current salary vs January 2022 for managers, excluding social benefits and other compensation
|Position||Salary 2021 (step 5)||Salary 2022 (step 5)||2022 step 7|
|Deputy General Director||168,105.60||215,030.40||237,078.40|
|Secretary of the Board||102,107.20||119,912.00||132,225.60|
|Director of Engineering||182,124.80||198,099.20||218,400.00|
|Head of Finance||168,105.60||198,099.20||218,400.00|
|Human Resources Director||105,726.40||146,016.00||160,992.00|
|Water operations manager||164,777.60||198,099.20||218,400.00|
Line staff also receive minor pay increases. The district has been downsizing over the past year, according to the verbal report provided by General Manager Hanson.
The afternoon session was devoted to a budget workshop.