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A Classification Compliance Audit Report on the State's Library and Records Positions

October 2004

Report Number 05-702

Overall Conclusion

The State Classification Office reviewed 252 library and records positions and found that 52 of the positions (21 percent) were misclassified. The majority of misclassifications were a result of agencies' classifying positions in a class series inconsistent with the duties performed. Collectively, agencies may spend up to $27,185 annually to properly classify these positions.

Proper employee classification is important because it reduces the financial and business risks associated with misclassified positions. The State of Texas spends more than $5 billion annually on compensating state employees (excluding employees at institutions of higher education). Therefore, ensuring that employee classification and pay are managed appropriately is critical in avoiding a chaotic structure and in reducing legal risks associated with inequitable pay.

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