Police & Fire Pay Project

Payments to Eligible Personnel for Hours Previously Worked

The Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA), in conjunction with the Human Resources and Information Systems Departments, performed an analysis of public safety pay tables and certified fire and sworn police employee pay rates from Fiscal Year 2005 to 2006 through Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018. This web page provides general information on this project, including:

  • Action taken by the Mayor and City Council
  • Correspondence from the Human Resources Department to employees
  • List of all employees (former and current) who are affected by this project

Employees Affected

This project included a review of all 1,688 certified fire and sworn police personnel employed by the City between July 1, 2005 and the present time. Of those 1,688 employees reviewed, 838 individuals were found to have a pay rate inconsistency that generated additional payment for hours previously worked. View a Full List of the 838 Affected Police and Fire Personnel (PDF). All employees on this list should receive a packet in the mail from the Human Resources Department with information about pay and related benefits. The list is in alphabetical order.

If you are a current or former employee on this list and have not received a packet by July 9, 2018, please contact Anne Southern in the Human Resources Department at 336-747-6803 or email Anne.

Council Action

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Mayor and City Council approved an action to address the findings of this project. The action included an amendment to provide funding totaling more than $800,000 for pay and benefits related to the project. Funding for these payments will be covered by the Risk Acceptance Management Corporation (RAMCO). View the City Council Action Item Request Form for Council Action Related to Police and Fire Pay Project (PDF).


For additional information regarding the project, please see communications to current certified fire employees and sworn police employees: