The Prince George’s County
Council has received the 2017-2018 Prince George’s County Compensation Review
Board report and recommendations,
publicly presented during Council session on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
The seven-member Compensation Review Board, established by CB-70-2017,
and authorized in County Charter Sections 308 and 406, is charged with making
recommendations regarding a fair and reasonable compensation package for the
Prince George’s County Council Members and County Executive elected in the
November 2018 General Election.
Council Chair Dannielle Glaros
(D) – District 3, noted the conscientious work of the Compensation Review
Board, and thanked them for their service.
“The Compensation Review Board
has worked diligently, conducting an extensive review of the salaries, benefits
and pensions of Prince George’s County elected officials, and those in our
neighboring jurisdictions, and we are thankful for their dedication to this
effort. The Council will be reviewing
the recommendations and supporting documentation in the weeks and months
Compensation Review Board
Member M.H. Jim Estepp noted the significant work of Prince George’s County’s
“We have some outstanding
public servants and elected officials working on behalf of County residents and
the public is generally unaware of the effort that is expended on their
behalf. While we cannot provide
compensation similar to that of a corporate entity, the Compensation Board’s recommendations are moderate
and in line with the work done on behalf of the citizens.”
The Compensation Review Board
studied information on salary, benefits and pensions, providing the basis for
its recommendations, which included a one-time salary adjustment for Council
Members in December 2018, and adjusting salaries for the County Executive and
County Council in accordance with the Consumer Price Index. To view the full Compensation Review Report
and recommendations, please click HERE.
Pursuant to Charter Section
308 and Charter Section 406, the Council may, within ninety days of the receipt
of the Compensation Review Board’s recommendation, amend the recommendation by
a vote of not less than two-thirds of the full Council; otherwise the
recommendation shall stand approved.