State Officials' Salary Administration

Under what authority are  State Officials' Salary maximums set?

RCW 43.03.028 established the Office of Financial Management jurisdiction to administer the State Officials' Salaries. In this capacity State HR determines the grade level and maximum salary paid to the positions under its authority. The majority of the positions under State HR authority are executive positions appointed by the Governor.

What is the process for requesting a position review?

Agencies are encouraged to contact State HR to discuss the request and time frames. The requesting agency also submits a complete and current position description and organizational chart to Class & Comp Mailbox.

State HR staff maintains the following:

Periodic salary studies are also conducted by State HR to determine the competitiveness of executive salaries and their salary structure.