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S1117.........................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
STATE EMPLOYEES - BONUSES - Amends existing law to revise how bonuses are
awarded; and to require each agency to maintain a record, available for public
review and inspection, of all bonuses awarded by agency and classification.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1117
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PAY GRADES, MERIT INCREASES AND OTHER COMPENSATION FOR CLASSIFIED
3 STATE EMPLOYEES; AMENDING SECTION 67-5309C, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE HOW BON-
4 USES ARE AWARDED AND TO REQUIRE EACH AGENCY TO MAINTAIN A RECORD, AVAIL-
5 ABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND INSPECTION, OF ALL BONUSES AWARDED BY AGENCY
6 AND CLASSIFICATION.
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
15 GRADE JOB EVALUATION POINTS GRADE JOB EVALUATION POINTS
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 legislature that an
30 employee may expect to advance in the salary range to the labor market average
31 rate for the pay grade assigned to a classification. Advancement in pay shall
32 be based solely on performance, including factors such as productivity, reli-
33 ability, effectiveness, and the ability to achieve the goals and objectives
34 of the particular position. No employee shall advance in a salary range with-
35 out performance evaluation by the employee's immediate supervisor, approved by
36 the departmental director or the director's designee certifying that the
37 employee meets the performance criteria of the assigned position.
38 (i) When necessary to obtain or retain qualified personnel in a particu-
39 lar classification, upon petition of the appointing authority to the
40 administrator containing acceptable reasons therefor, a higher temporary
41 pay grade may be authorized by the administrator which, if granted, shall
42 be reviewed annually 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 subsection (b) of this section;
6 however, such in-grade advancement shall not be construed as a vested
7 right. The department director shall designate, upon agreement with the
8 employee, whether such in-grade advancement is temporary, conditional or
9 permanent. It shall be the specific responsibility of the supervisor and
10 the departmental director to effect the evaluation prescribed in subsec-
11 tion (b) of this section on an evaluation form approved by the administra-
12 tor for that purpose.
13 (iii) In addition to pay increases authorized in paragraph (ii) of this
14 subsection, the department director may grant a classified employee hold-
15 ing permanent status a lump sum bonus not to exceed a total of one thou-
16 sand dollars ($1,000) in any given fiscal year over a three (3) year
17 period based upon excellent performance as indicated by the performance
18 evaluation as outlined in subsection (b) of this section. Exceptions to
19 the one thousand dollar ($1,000) limit provided in this section may be
20 granted if approved in advance by the state board of examiners. Each
21 agency shall maintain a record, available for public review and inspec-
22 tion, of all bonuses awarded by agency and classification of employees.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill amends Idaho Code 67-5309C to change the way in which bonuses
are awarded to state employees such that a greater number of qualifying
employees could be awarded bonuses within current agency budgets.
Currently, Idaho Code allows state agencies to award classified
employees who meet performance standards a lump sum bonus of one
thousand dollars ($1000) per fiscal year. Agency directors are limited
in the number of bonuses that can be awarded by budget constraints.
Thus, employees who have successfully met the performance requirements
to receive a bonus may not actually receive that bonus. This bill would
limit the amount of bonuses to no more than one thousand dollars ($1000)
over a three year period such that more employees who are eligible for
bonuses can be awarded them under budgetary requirements.
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund. This bill does not
increase the budget for bonuses, it reorganizes the way in which bonuses
Name: Sen. Mike Burkett
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1117