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Individual in question is the only district office secretary, but there are 1-3 secretaries at each of the school buildings. Most of the school building secretaries do not have a degree, but otherwise duties are similar. Her writing skills, as evidenced by meeting minutes and public notices, are no better than those of the experienced-but-degreeless secretaries.

Not entirely sure how much time the HR part of her job consumes--guesstimating not more than half time at most. However, I question some information on things like FMLA that she has given to teachers. Furthermore, part of the job of an HR professional is pay equity among various groups--something that seems to be sorely lacking in our district.

According to data available on the state website, her pay last fiscal year was about 9% below the average for the state for an HR person, 21% above for a district secretary. The neighboring district that we tend to compare ourselves with on everything does not have an HR person, but our district secretary pay is about 12% above theirs. These numbers do not account for experience or education.

She appears to be about 25%++ above what our county government pays for similar (clerk/secretary/HR) services. She would have to be deemed a superior performer to get close to what she is making at the school district.

While government jobs typically pay less than private sector, our county is pretty small, so the schools and county generally pay better than average unless you happen to be in construction.

Thanks for the responses.

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