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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35 – State employees, pay policy


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HCR035......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
STATE EMPLOYEES - Stating findings of the Legislature and expressing policy
toward funding recommendations for pay policies for state employees.
01/31    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/01    Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg
02/02    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/03    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 57-11-2
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Callister,
      Campbell, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13),
      Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23),
      Hansen(29), Hornbeck, Jones, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake,
      Linford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen,
      Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Robison, Sali,
      Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Taylor,
      Tilman, Trail(Miller), Wheeler, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- Boe, Chase, Cuddy, Henbest, Jaquet, Judd, Marley, Ridinger,
      Ringo, Smylie, Stone
      Absent and excused -- Bruneel, Wood
    Floor Sponsor - Schaefer
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/04    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
02/09    Rpt out - to 10th Ord
02/11    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 20-6-9
      AYES--Bunderson, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Geddes,
      Ingram, Ipsen, King-Barrutia, Lee, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Risch,
      Sandy, Stegner, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS--Burtenshaw, Dunklin, Frasure, Hawkins, Schroeder, Whitworth
      Absent and excused--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Davis, Keough,
      McLaughlin, Riggs, Sorensen, Stennett
    Floor Sponsor - Crow
    Title apvd - to House
02/14    To enrol
02/15    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
02/16    Pres signed
02/17    To Secretary of State

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 35
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        WHEREAS, the Legislature has by law provided that the Governor  and  Divi-
  7    sion  of  Human  Resources report to the Legislature their recommendations for
  8    proposed pay policies, together with the estimated costs thereof; and
  9        WHEREAS, the Legislature has received and reviewed the report of the  Gov-
 10    ernor  dated  January  19,  2000,  and  the  report  of  the Division of Human
 11    Resources dated October 1, 1999; and
 12        WHEREAS, the Legislature endorses the Compensation Policy adopted by House
 13    Concurrent Resolution No.  58  in  the  1994  legislative  session,  which  is
 14    restated in part as follows:
 15        1.   It  is  the mission of Idaho state government to provide a high level
 16             of responsive service in meeting  the  needs  of  its  citizens.   To
 17             accomplish  this  mission,  it is the policy of the state of Idaho to
 18             provide a total compensation system that attracts, retains and recog-
 19             nizes employees.  The foundation of this system is to reward  employ-
 20             ees  for performance in the achievement of service delivery goals and
 21             objectives.
 22        2.   It is intended that the state of Idaho  pay  competitive  job  market
 23             average  salaries.  Employees  should expect to reach the market rate
 24             within their assigned pay grade based upon acceptable performance.
 25        3.   It is the policy of the Legislature that employees  be  rewarded  and
 26             advanced  in their assigned pay grade based upon their performance in
 27             the achievement of organizational missions,  goals,  and  objectives;
 28             and
 29        WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes the need to maintain spending patterns
 30    within established guidelines.
 31        NOW,  THEREFORE,  BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses-
 32    sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House  of  Representatives  and
 33    the Senate concurring therein, that:
 34        1.   Recommendations in the report of the Division of Human Resources  and
 35             not concurred in by the Chief Executive are hereby rejected.
 36        2.   Recommendations  in  the  report  of  the  Chief Executive are hereby
 37             adopted.
 38        3.   The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is requested to  appropri-
 39             ate an amount not to exceed $14,629,300 from the General Fund to fund
 40             these recommendations for state agencies, colleges and universities.
 41        4.   For  those  agencies funded in total or in part from non-General Fund
 42             money, the Joint Finance-Appropriations  Committee  is  requested  to
 43             appropriate  in  as nearly as possible the same manner as for General
 44             Fund funded agencies.
  1        5.   To the extent possible, within  agencies'  appropriations,  directors
  2             are  expected  to provide salary increases consistent with the stated
  3             legislative policy above.  It is  further  expected  that  particular
  4             emphasis  shall  be placed on employees who are below the policy rate
  5             within their assigned pay grades and who have performed in an accept-
  6             able manner in the same job class for  five  years  or  more.   State
  7             agency  directors  are  also encouraged to allocate higher percentage
  8             pay increases to lower pay grade employees who have performed  in  an
  9             acceptable manner.
 10        6.   The  effective  date  of  implementation  of these salary adjustments
 11             shall be June 11, 2000.
 12        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that appropriations measures to fund  nonclassified
 13    employees  be prepared in as nearly as possible the same manner as for classi-
 14    fied employees.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                            RS 09698 

The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to ratify the 
Governor's recommendation with the regards to state employee 
salary compensation for fiscal year 2001. This recommendation
consists of funding for a 3.5% merit-based increase, and a 
5% increase in the payline salary structure. The resolution 
also provides guidance to state agencies on how money for 
salary increases should be distributed.

                           FISCAL NOTE

As stated in the Governor's CEC recommendation, the General 
Fund fiscal impact of a 3.5% CEC increase is $14,629,300 in 
fiscal year 2001. The 5% move in the payline salary structure
would be paid for with a portion of the 3.5% CEC funds. 

Contact:Representative Robert Schaefer
Senator Gordon Crow