Pay Equity for the Public Sector

Recorded On: 09/05/2019

Over the last year scores of states across the country have passed pay equity laws, indicative of a growing trend towards equality in the workplace. Under these laws, employers are required to pay men and women equally for jobs of comparable value based on levels of skill and education, effort, responsibility, and working conditions. As these laws become increasingly prevalent, local governments should be prepared to review and, if necessary, update their compensation policies to ensure compliance.

 In this webinar, you'll join Sandy Stapczynski from Human Resources Services, Inc. and Carol Granfield, ICMA-CM from Municipal Resources, Inc. as they discuss:

  • Pay equity and its meaning in a municipal context
  • Their professional experiences in making pay equity compensation decisions and pay plans
  • How to conduct a self-evaluation audit to help prevent gender discrimination in salary/wages
  • The various ways in which states have addressed pay equity

Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski

Founder and President, Human Resources Services, Inc.

Aleksandra (Sandy) Stapczynski, is founder and president of Human Resources Services, Inc. (HRS), a small woman-owned business located in the greater Boston area. HRS is a major provider of HR Consulting Services, particularly pay/classification/performance, to local governments in Massachusetts.

With nearly 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to local governments in key areas of human resource management, she and her associates provide consultancy services to hundreds of New England cities, towns, school districts, counties, regional agencies, and state agencies. Sandy is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals. She is a contributor to ICMA’s Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rdEditions) and has also authored an ICMA IQ Management Report on Staffing and Utilization Studies.

She has served as adjunct professor and guest speaker at colleges/universities in the Boston area. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Suffolk University.

Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM

Principal Consultant, Municipal Resources, Inc.

Carol M. Granfield, ICMA-CM , is principal consultant for Municipal Resources, Inc. She has 38 years of public sector management experience and seven years private sector experience. Carol has served in town administrator/manager positions in New England and also as director of administration in Herndon, Virginia, and personnel director in Fairfax, Virginia.

Carol’s expertise in human resources and labor relations includes the establishment of personnel policies, organizational studies, wage, classification and benefit studies and union negotiations.

Carol is co-author of the newly released ICMA e-book, "Performance Appraisal Fundamentals: A Quick Guide to Fair, Consistent, and Useful Performance Appraisals."


09/05/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
09/05/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available