References & Professional Skills

References & Professional Skills

Paul Essman

Professional Skills

  • Recognized expert regarding wages and benefits at the Commission of Industrial Relations.
  • Represented both Labor and Management at the CIR and conducted wage studies and benefits for both and conducted wage and benefit studies for both.
  • Negotiation analysis and preparation.
  • Extensive experience in market-based wage and benefit studies and the implementation of recommended change.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing various payment plans and methods of wage administration incorporating evaluation and performance measurements.
  • Development of entire organizational classification and compensation systems (HR systems).
  • Experience in the use of job task analysis to determine the physical attributes of a classification or position including Police, Fire, and Corrections.
  • Provides conference and seminar presentations on Commission of Industrial Relations


Steve Bougue

Gary Young   

Jerry Pigsley

Dalton Tietjen

Mark Fahleson


City of Wahoo

City of Nebraska City

City of Grand Island

City of Omaha

Douglas County

Gage County, Nebraska

Sarpy County, Nebraska

Southwest Public Power District

Lincoln City Employee Association

Lincoln M Class Employee Association

Public Association of Government Employees