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HOUSE BILL NO. 101 – State employees, one-time bonuses


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H0101.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
STATE EMPLOYEES - BONUSES - Amends existing law to remove the $1,000 limit
for one-time bonuses for state employees.

01/22    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/26    Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
02/12    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/15    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/17    3rd rdg - FAILED - 15-51-3
      AYES -- Campbell, Clark, Hadley, Hansen(29), Hornbeck, Jones,
      Kellogg, Lake, Mader, Marley, Mortensen, Schaefer, Williams,
      Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
      Bruneel, Callister, Chase, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth,
      Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Hammond, Hansen(23), Henbest,
      Jaquet, Judd, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Limbaugh, Loertscher, McKague,
      Meyer, Moyle, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison,
      Sali, Sellman, Smith, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor(Taylor),
      Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Wood
      Absent and excused -- Gould, Linford, Montgomery,
    Dist. 15, Seat A, Vacant
    Floor Sponsor - Lake
    Filed with Chief Clerk

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                    HOUSE BILL NO. 101


 1                                        AN ACT

 7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 8        SECTION 1.  That Section 67-5309C, Idaho Code, be, and the same is  hereby
 9    amended to read as follows:

10        67-5309C.  PAY  GRADES  AND  MERIT  INCREASES.  (a) The following schedule
11    establishes the pay grades for all positions classified  pursuant  to  chapter
12    53, title 67, Idaho Code.
13                                    STATE OF IDAHO
14                                  PAY GRADE SCHEDULE
16        Minimum   Mid-point   Maximum          Minimum   Mid-point   Maximum
17    A  93 or less     99        106        M     493        531        566
18    B    107         114        122        N     567        610        655
19    C    123         131        140        O     656        702        753
20    D    141         151        161        P     754        807        867
21    E    162         173        185        Q     868        928        997
22    F    186         200        213        R     998       1067       1146
23    G    214         229        245        S    1147       1227       1319
24    H    246         263        281        T    1320       1412       1516
25    I    282         303        325        U    1517       1623       1744
26    J    326         349        374        V    1745       1867       2006
27    K    375         401        430        W    2007       2147       2307
28    L    431         461        492        X    2308       2469        --
29          (b)    It is hereby declared to be the intent of the legisla-
30    ture that an employee may expect to advance in the salary range to  the  labor
31    market  average  rate for the pay grade assigned to a classification. Advance-
32    ment in pay shall be based solely on performance, including  factors  such  as
33    productivity, reliability, effectiveness, and the ability to achieve the goals
34    and objectives of the particular position. No employee shall advance in a sal-
35    ary  range without performance evaluation by the employee's immediate supervi-
36    sor, approved by the departmental director or the director's designee certify-
37    ing that the employee meets the performance criteria of the assigned position.
38        (i)   When necessary to obtain qualified personnel in a particular classi-
39        fication, upon petition of the appointing authority to the commission con-
40        taining acceptable reasons therefor, a higher temporary pay grade  may  be
41        authorized by the commission which, if granted, shall be reviewed annually
42        to determine the need for continuance.
43        (ii)  Each  employee's work performance shall be evaluated after one thou-


 1        sand forty (1,040) hours of credited state service from the date  of  ini-
 2        tial  appointment  or promotion and after each two thousand eighty (2,080)
 3        hours of credited state service thereafter by his or her immediate  super-
 4        visor.  Employees  may be eligible for advancement in pay, if certified as
 5        meeting the performance requirements of  paragraph    sub-
 6        section    (b)  above   of this section ; how-
 7        ever, such in-grade advancement shall not be construed as a vested  right.
 8        The department director shall designate, upon agreement with the employee,
 9        whether  such in-grade advancement is temporary, conditional or permanent.
10        It shall be the specific responsibility of the supervisor and the  depart-
11        mental  director  to  effect  the evaluation prescribed in  paragraph
12          subsection  (b)  above   of  this  sec-
13        tion  on an evaluation form approved by the commission for that pur-
14        pose.
15        (iii)  In  addition  to  pay  increases authorized in paragraph (ii) 
16        above   of this subsection , the department director  may
17        grant  a  classified employee  holding permanent status  a lump
18        sum bonus .   not to exceed one thousand dollars  ($1,000)
19        in  any given fiscal year based upon excellent performance as indicated by
20        the performance evaluation as outlined in subsection (b) of this  section.
21        Exceptions to the one thousand dollar ($1,000) limit provided in this sec-
22        tion  may  be granted if approved in advance by the state board of examin-
23        ers. 

24        SECTION 2.  That Section 59-1603, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
25    amended to read as follows:

26        59-1603.  CONFORMITY  WITH  CLASSIFIED POSITIONS. (1) To the extent possi-
27    ble, each nonclassified position in the executive department will  be  paid  a
28    salary or wage comparable to classified positions with similar duties, respon-
29    sibilities, training, experience and other qualifications. Temporary employees
30    and  agricultural inspectors referred to in subsections (n) and (p) of section
31    67-5303, Idaho Code, shall not be entitled to sick leave accruals provided  in
32    section 59-1605, Idaho Code, vacation leave provided in section 59-1606, Idaho
33    Code,  nor  holiday  pay  defined in subsection (12) of section 67-5302, Idaho
34    Code, unless contributions are being made to the public employee s 
35    retirement system in accordance with chapter 13, title  59,  Idaho  Code,  and
36    rules  promulgated by the retirement board.  Vacation and sick leave accruals,
37    but not holiday pay, shall be awarded retroactively, if necessary, to the date
38    such employees become eligible for retirement system membership.
39        (2)  To the extent possible, each nonclassified position in  the  legisla-
40    tive  department  will be paid a salary or wage comparable to classified posi-
41    tions with similar duties, responsibilities, training,  experience  and  other
42    qualifications.
43        (3)  The supreme court shall determine the schedules of salary and compen-
44    sation for all officers and employees of the judicial department which are not
45    otherwise  fixed by law. To the extent possible, the supreme court shall adopt
46    schedules which are compatible with the state's accounting system.  The  judi-
47    cial  department may also maintain personnel records and files under such sys-
48    tem as is ordered by the supreme court.
49        (4)  The state board of education shall determine the schedules of  salary
50    and  compensation,  and  prescribe policies for overtime and compensatory time
51    off from duty, for all officers and employees of the state board of  education
52    who are not subject to the provisions of chapter 53, title 67, Idaho Code, and
53    which  are not otherwise fixed by law. To the extent possible, the state board


 1    of education shall adopt schedules and policies which are compatible with  the
 2    state's accounting system. The state board of education may also maintain per-
 3    sonnel  records  and files under a system of its own, if approved by the state
 4    controller.
 5        (5)  Members of the legislature, the lieutenant governor,  other  officers
 6    whose  salaries are fixed by law, and members of part-time boards, commissions
 7    and committees shall be paid according to law.
 8        (6)  Any schedule of salary and compensation, if  not  the  schedule  pre-
 9    scribed by section 67-5309C(a), Idaho Code, must be approved by the appointing
10    authority  and  be  communicated  to  the state controller in writing at least
11    thirty (30) days in advance of the effective date of the schedule.
12        (7)  In addition to salary increases provided by any compensation schedule
13    adopted pursuant to paragraph (6) of this section, nonclassified officers  and
14    employees,  except those who are elected officials or whose salaries are fixed
15    by law, may be granted a lump sum bonus .   not to exceed  one
16    thousand  dollars  ($1,000) in any given fiscal year based upon an affirmative
17    certification of meritorious service. Exceptions to the  one  thousand  dollar
18    ($1,000)  limit provided in this section may be granted if approved in advance
19    by the state board of examiners. 
20        (8)  Each appointing authority, including  the  elective  offices  in  the
21    executive department, the legislative department, the judicial department, and
22    the  state  board of education and the board of regents, shall comply with all
23    reporting requirements necessary to produce the  list  of  employee  positions
24    prescribed by section 67-3519, Idaho Code.
25        (9)  The  adjutant  general, with the approval of the governor, shall pre-
26    scribe personnel policies for all officers and employees of the national guard
27    which are not otherwise fixed by law. Such policies will include  an  employee
28    grievance  procedure with appeal to the adjutant general. The adjutant general
29    shall determine schedules of salary and compensation which are, to the  extent
30    possible, comparable to the schedules used for federal civil service employees
31    of  the  national guard and those employees serving in military status. Sched-
32    ules adopted shall be compatible with the state's  accounting  system  to  the
33    extent possible.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                         STATEMENT OF PURPOSE


This bill would provide more flexibility for agencies to recruit and
retain qualified employees through the use of one-time incentive pay
rather than permanent merit increases. Agencies could provide
temporary salary increases that would not go into base pay and could
address specific compensation issues such as sign-on, referral,
retention, as well as performance.

                             FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact of this bill is indeterminate and would be
controlled by the Legislature. Funding would come from agency salary
savings or specific Legislative appropriations.

Name: Richard J. Hutchison                                     |
Agency: Idaho Personnel Commission                             I
Phone: 334-3345

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact                       H 101