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H0638.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES PERSONNEL SYSTEM - Amends existing law to provide for a benefit survey to be conducted annually for the purpose specified in law; to provide duties of the administrator of the Division of Human Resources for conducting or approving such surveys and submitting reports of the results of salary and benefit surveys to the Governor by December first of each year; to provide that the Governor shall submit his recommendations to the Legislature; to provide for a legislative response to the Governor's recommendations; and to provide that the administrator shall also use pay schedules when implementing the results of salary changes by rule. 02/10 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/11 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes 02/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/23 3rd rdg - PASSED - 68-0-2 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Bedke, Roberts Floor Sponsor - Lake Title apvd - to Senate 02/24 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes 03/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/18 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Calabretta, Noh Floor Sponsor - Compton Title apvd - to House 03/19 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/22 To Governor 03/24 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 319 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 638 BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO SALARIES AND BENEFITS OF STATE EMPLOYEES; AMENDING SECTION 3 67-5309A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS THE INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE 4 THAT A BENEFIT SURVEY SHALL BE CONDUCTED ANNUALLY FOR THE PURPOSE SPECI- 5 FIED; AND AMENDING SECTION 67-5309B, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE 6 ADMINISTRATOR SHALL CONDUCT OR APPROVE BENEFIT SURVEYS, TO PROVIDE THAT 7 THE ADMINISTRATOR SHALL SUBMIT REPORTS OF THE RESULTS OF SALARY AND BENE- 8 FIT SURVEYS TO THE GOVERNOR BY DECEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR, TO PROVIDE 9 THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL SUBMIT HIS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE, TO 10 PROVIDE FOR A LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS, AND 11 TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATOR SHALL ALSO USE PAY SCHEDULES WHEN IMPLE- 12 MENTING THE RESULTS OF SALARY CHANGES BY RULE. 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 14 SECTION 1. That Section 67-5309A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 15 amended to read as follows: 16 67-5309A. PERSONNEL BENEFITS. It is hereby declared to be the policy of 17 the legislature of the state of Idaho that all classified employees of like 18 classification and pay grade allocation shall be treated equally with refer- 19 ence to personnel benefits. It is the intent of the legislature that from time20 to time it shall authorizea benefit survey shall be conducted annually for 21 the purpose of determining the relative level of personnel benefits provided 22 to state employees by comparing the benefits provided to state employees with 23 the benefits provided to employees of private employers within the state of 24 Idaho. 25 SECTION 2. That Section 67-5309B, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 26 amended to read as follows: 27 67-5309B. ESTABLISHING SALARIES. (a) The administrator of the division of 28 human resources shall determine the relative worth of each job classification 29 established pursuant to section 67-5309, Idaho Code, and, in making such 30 determination, shall utilize the guide chart profile method and correlated 31 factoring benchmark job classifications developed by Hay management consul- 32 tants, to ensure internal equity within the classified service. 33 (b) Job classifications established or revised by the administrator shall 34 be assigned by the administrator to a pay grade subject to the approval of the 35 administrator of the division of financial management, based on funding con- 36 siderations. 37 (c) The administrator shall conduct or approve salary and benefit surveys 38 within relevant labor markets to determine salary ranges that represent com- 39 petitive labor market average rates paid by private industry and other govern- 40 mental units for jobs of like value, based upon the guide chart profile system 41 described in subsection (a) of this section. The results of such surveys shall 2 1 be based on statistical, historical, or other economic factors. The factors 2 herein referred to shall include, but are not limited to, anticipated salary 3 adjustments for the positions surveyed, changes in cost-of-living as measured 4 by the consumer price index, and anticipated adjustments in the average weekly 5 wage in the state of Idaho, as defined and determined pursuant to section 6 72-409, Idaho Code. 7 (d) A report of the results of salary and benefit surveys and recommenda- 8 tions for changes in salaries, together with their estimated costs of imple- 9 mentation based on the competitive labor market average rate of each pay 10 grade, as approved by the administrator, shall be submitted to the governor 11 not later than the first day of OctoberDecember of each year. If the governor12 accepts the administrator's report, he shall submit it to the legislature13 prior to the seventh legislative day of each session. If the governor does not14 accept the report of the administrator, heThe governor shall submit his own 15 reportrecommendations on proposed changes in salaries ,and the16 administrator's report,benefits to the legislature prior to the seventh leg- 17 islative day of each session. The legislature may, by concurrent resolution, 18 accept, modify or reject either reportthe recommendations. The failure of the 19 legislature to accept, modify or reject either reportthe recommendations 20 prior to adjournment sine die shall constitute approval of the governor's 21 reportrecommendations. The administrator shall implement the results of such 22 salary changes by rule, using the payline formulas and pay schedules approved 23 by the legislature and the mid-point of each pay grade established in section 24 67-5309C, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13952 This legislation will provide for an annual benefit survey in conjunction with the annual salary survey and provides for a later date to have the report of the results submitted to the governor. FISCAL IMPACT None Contact Name: Rep. Lake Phone: 208-332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 638