The Humble City Council approved raises for Fiscal Year 2021 for all full-time employees. This will result in a $500,000 impact to the budget for 2021 and future years based on performance reviews of each employee during an annual analysis.

“Recently, we used a third-party consulting company to take a look at our salary structure across the board. There was a detailed analysis across the regions by position. The proposed salary figures were based on the 50th percentile once the 20% outliers were removed to arrive at an accurate number. This company determined that we needed 50 pay grades and 11 steps in each grade to remain competitive based on position,” said City Manager Jason Stuebe.

“Each employee will receive a differential based on current salary and proposed-position salary as well as a cost of living increase in the amount of $1,250 on the Sept. 30 pay period check. It will also mean that we will be able to ensure going forward that Humble remains commensurate with the market and that any new positions added will also be on target,” added Stuebe.

Mayor Merle Aaron also commented, “This increase was a long time coming, but was delayed due to COVID-19.”

The budget was approved after discussions and clarifications; after which the board members entered into executive sessions and returned to announce local events around the City of Humble.

Boardmember David Pierce closed out the meeting by saying, “These times are unprecedented, but we are thriving and as promised, a cool front rolled in. We also have the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center and the Premier Gun Show Sept. 26-27 starting at 9 a.m.” For more details, see humblecc.com

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