ACSS met with the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) regarding the state’s proposed Information Technology Series Class Consolidation package on September 20, 2017.
CalHR planned to submit the Class Consolidation Package to the State Personnel Board (SPB) for approval at the October 12th SPB Board meeting. However, CalHR did not submit the Board item to SPB for the October 12 Board meeting. Per CalHR “there may be slight changes” made to the proposal. If package changes are made and/or this item is returned to a future SPB meeting agenda, ACSS will provide updates such as this one.
ACSS used the feedback provided by many excluded IT employees to advocate on behalf of our members. During our meet and confer with CalHR ACSS addressed these key areas of concern (along with others not listed):
- Salary compaction: The proposed package does not provide a 10% differential for Supervisors and Managers relative to their staff.
- Total Compensation: A CalHR report from 2014 showing significant pay lags for IT Related classes in the state as compared to other public and private employers. CalHR sets the pay for excluded employees and the proposed package does not address this issue.
- Reallocation of Excluded Employees to new classifications: This is a concern affecting Data Processing Manager (DPM) I, II, and III incumbents. New position allocations in some cases did not appropriately consider or account for the duties of employees in those classifications and/or would no longer permit the supervision of current subordinates in the proposed plan.
As a result of ACSS’ ongoing discussions with CalHR and the meet and confer meeting, CalHR made changes to proposed SPB Classification Specifications.
Click here to view the updated IT Consolidation Structure Map.
Please contact Charlotte Hoar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-326-4388 if you have questions.