The Office of Financial Management (OFM) State HR in partnership with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) conducted a class study for Information Technology (IT) classifications. The purpose of the study was to:
The study recommendations were submitted to executive management and approved for implementation in February 2017. The study recommendations were submitted to executive management and approved for implementation in February 2017. The target implementation date for the new structure was July 1, 2018. The creation of the new IT classification and compensation structure will address:
This multi-year project affects both general government agencies and higher education institutions. They are actively involved in working with State HR to implement the new structure.
The remaining work to validate the initial evaluation results and finalize the compensation structure will not be completed in time to meet the statutory deadline of October 1st for a supplemental budget request. As a result, the planned implementation date must be extended beyond July 2018. The change in the timeline will result in the implementation date moving forward one year to July 2019. This extension allows for ongoing engagement with stakeholders, assessment of impacts and sufficient time for labor engagement.
State HR will work with agency staff on the interim process for maintaining position descriptions in the current classification structure as we work toward July 2019. There is no requirement to re-write and re-evaluate position descriptions because of the extension.