Without comment, the county Board of Supervisors authorized a $130,000 study to look at county government's design, classification and salaries.
The study will be performed by Orange-based Ewing & Co. Management Consultants, which performed a previous salary study for the county.
At a previous board meeting, the supervisors were told county government has a problem attracting sufficient employees and keeping those workers because of low pay levels.
The cost of the study would be paid for by various county departments and the general fund. Behavioral Health would pay $22,344, the Office of Employment Training, $7,638, Public Health, $12,188, Social Services, $24,375 and the county's general fund, $63,455.