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S1337.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES STATE EMPLOYEES - Amends existing law to provide that the first one percent of any salary increase shall be awarded to all employees regardless of merit. 02/16 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/17 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1337 BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO ESTABLISHING SALARIES; AMENDING SECTION 67-5309B, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 PROVIDE THAT THE FIRST ONE PERCENT OF ANY INCREASE IN SALARIES FOR STATE 4 EMPLOYEES SHALL BE AWARDED TO ALL EMPLOYEES REGARDLESS OF MERIT; AND 5 DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 67-5309B, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 67-5309B. ESTABLISHING SALARIES. (a) The administrator of the division of 10 human resources shall determine the relative worth of each job classification 11 established pursuant to section 67-5309, Idaho Code, and, in making such 12 determination, shall utilize the guide chart profile method and correlated 13 factoring benchmark job classifications developed by Hay management consul- 14 tants, to ensure internal equity within the classified service. 15 (b) Job classifications established or revised by the administrator shall 16 be assigned by the administrator to a pay grade subject to the approval of the 17 administrator of the division of financial management, based on funding con- 18 siderations. 19 (c) The administrator shall conduct or approve salary surveys within rel- 20 evant labor markets to determine salary ranges that represent competitive 21 labor market average rates paid by private industry and other governmental 22 units for jobs of like value, based upon the guide chart profile system 23 described in subsection (a) of this section. The results of such surveys shall 24 be based on statistical, historical, or other economic factors. The factors 25 herein referred to shall include, but are not limited to, anticipated salary 26 adjustments for the positions surveyed, changes in cost-of-living as measured 27 by the consumer price index, and anticipated adjustments in the average weekly 28 wage in the state of Idaho, as defined and determined pursuant to section 29 72-409, Idaho Code. 30 (d) A report of the results of salary surveys and recommendations for 31 changes in salaries, together with their estimated costs of implementation 32 based on the competitive labor market average rate of each pay grade, as 33 approved by the administrator, shall be submitted to the governor not later 34 than the first day of October of each year. If the governor accepts the 35 administrator's report, he shall submit it to the legislature prior to the 36 seventh legislative day of each session. If the governor does not accept the 37 report of the administrator, he shall submit his own report on proposed 38 changes in salaries, and the administrator's report, to the legislature prior 39 to the seventh legislative day of each session. The legislature may, by con- 40 current resolution, accept, modify or reject either report. The failure of the 41 legislature to accept, modify or reject either report prior to adjournment 42 sine die shall constitute approval of the governor's report. The administrator 43 shall implement the results of such salary changes by rule, using the payline 2 1 formulas approved by the legislature and the mid-point of each pay grade 2 established in section 67-5309C, Idaho Code. Notwithstanding any other provi- 3 sion of law to the contrary, the first one percent (1%) of any increase in 4 salaries for state employees shall be awarded to all employees regardless of 5 merit. 6 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 7 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 8 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14001C2 If enacted, this bill will require that the first one percent of any pay increase for State Employees will be distributed across the board. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact. Contact Name: Senator Mike Burkett Phone: 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1337