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S1341.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES STATE EMPLOYEES - Amends existing law to provide that a classified state employee shall advance in the salary range to the labor market average rate for the pay grade assigned to a classification; to provide criteria for advancement in pay; and to revise performance evaluation criteria. 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. 1341 BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO PAY GRADES OF STATE EMPLOYEES; AMENDING SECTION 67-5309C, IDAHO 3 CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYEE SHALL ADVANCE IN THE SALARY RANGE TO THE 4 LABOR MARKET AVERAGE RATE FOR THE PAY GRADE ASSIGNED TO A CLASSIFICATION, 5 TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR ADVANCEMENT IN PAY AND TO REVISE PERFORMANCE EVAL- 6 UATION CRITERIA. 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 aAn 30 employee may expect toshall advance in the salary range to the labor market 31 average rate for the pay grade assigned to a classification. Advancement in 32 pay shall be based solely on performance, including factors such asof produc- 33 tivity, reliability, effectiveness, and the ability to achieve the goals and 34 objectives of the particular position. No employee shall advance in a salary 35 range without a performance evaluation by the employee's immediate supervisor,36 approved by the departmental director or the director's designeecertifying 37 that the 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- 2 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 one thousand dollars 16 ($1,000) in any given fiscal year based upon excellent performance as 17 indicated by the performance evaluation as outlined in subsection (b) of 18 this section. Exceptions to the one thousand dollar ($1,000) limit pro- 19 vided in this paragraph may be granted if approved in advance by the state 20 board of examiners. 21 (iv) In addition to pay increases authorized in paragraph (ii) of this 22 subsection, the department director may grant a classified employee hold- 23 ing permanent status a lump sum bonus not to exceed one thousand dollars 24 ($1,000) in any given fiscal year based upon suggestions or recommenda- 25 tions made by the employee which resulted in taxpayer savings as a result 26 of cost savings or greater efficiencies to the department or to the state 27 of Idaho in excess of the amount of the bonus. Exceptions to the one thou- 28 sand dollar ($1,000) limit provided in this paragraph may be granted if 29 approved in advance by the state board of examiners.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14000 The purpose of this legislation is to require that state employees advance to the appropriate salary range of the pay grade schedule in accordance with statute. This is a language change from "may expect" to "shall" FISCAL IMPACT The fiscal impact will vary from year to year depending upon how many employees advance and to what level Contact Name: Senator Cecil Ingram Phone: 332-1315 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1341