The study also led to changes for the village’s 24 nonunion employees
In December 2016 the village board hired GovHR USA to analyze village salaries, compare them to those in similar suburbs and recommend changes.
MacGillis said he was hesitant at first but now is glad the village chose to pay for the study.
He said the data gathered helped speed up negotiating sessions with the three Round Lake employee unions: Public Works Local 150, Police Officers MAP No. 444 and Police Supervisors MAP No. 459.
“They were faster because of the information we gave them because we had information to back up what we’re doing,” MacGillis said. “Employees were happy, the administration was happy, I’m happy we didn’t spend so much money on attorneys for it.”