8f. Memo

Resolution 3820 Salary and Benefits Program 2024

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8f 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting      March 12, 2024 

DATE :     February 2 8, 2024 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Katie Gerard, Senior Human Resources Director 
Kecia Reichstein, Human Resources Director—Total Rewards 
SUBJECT:  2024 Salary and Benefits Program 

Request Commission adoption of the Salary and Benefits Resolution No. 3820, amending the
policy directive for salaries and benefits for employees not covered by a collective bargaining
agreement established by Resolution No. 3807  and providing an effective date for all
amendments as of March 24, 2024.
The Salary and Benefits Resolution is the Port Commission’s authorization to revise the pay and
benefits programs that are part of the Port’s overall Total Rewards package for non-represented
employees. RCW 53.08.170 requires the Port Commission to authorize pay and benefits for nonrepresented
employees by resolution.  The Executive Director has the authorization to take
necessary action to make effective all terms, provisions, and conditions within the Salary and
Benefits Policy Directive. The Salary and Benefits Resolution establishes the pay ranges for nonrepresented
jobs, authorizes new and updates existing elements of the compensation program
and authorizes updates to benefits plans that comprise the overall benefits package offered to
non-represented Port employees. This adoption will establish the new Provisional Pay type to
the Salary and Benefits Policy Directive that is contained in Resolution No. 3820, of the 2024 
Salary and Benefits Resolution. 
The Salary and Benefits Policy Directive specifies the pay and benefits programs authorized by
the Port Commission, while specifics of these programs are maintained in Port policies and
administrative details are found in program guides which are authorized by the Executive
Director and Senior Human Resource Director. The Policy Directive also includes benefits offered
to Port of Seattle retirees and to Port Commissioners, as well as the specifics and administrative
details of these benefits. Updates to the program are designed to keep the authorized pay and
benefits plans current and ensure the Total Rewards package they are part of continues to

Template revised January 10, 2019.

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support the attraction and retention of employees with the talents and abilities necessary for the
Port to achieve its mission, vision, and goals.
This Salary and Benefits resolution is to recommend a new pay type, Provisional Pay.  The Human
Resources staff anticipates bringing forward another resolution in the coming months for the
2024 Salary and Benefits Policy Directive with recommendations supporting the implementation
of the Compensation Project.
The 2024 Salary and Benefits Resolution includes the following recommended update to the
Salary and Benefits Policy Directive. 
Section 5 Policy Establishing Jobs, Pay Grades, Pay Ranges and Pay Rates
In Section 5.1.F., Pay Types, we recommend the addition of Provisional Pay as item (9) in the list.
This pay type, in unique circumstances as determined by the Executive Director, when a subset
of Port employees incur additional costs or liability associated with their assigned in-person work
location.   The Port may provide to that affected subset of Port employees’  additional
compensation in the form of a one-time lump sum payment or multiple periodic payments to
minimize (but not necessarily completely offset) such additional cost or liability for the thencurrent
calendar year, provided that such amounts are within the approved budget.
The financial implications can vary depending on the offset that is authorized by the Executive
Director based on the approved budget. 
(1)   Draft Resolution No. 3820 
February 27, 2024 – The Commission was briefed at Executive Session 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).


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