A Classification Report
A Biennial Report on the State’s Position Classification Plan for the 2024-2025 Biennium
The State Classification Team, located within the State Auditor’s Office, reviewed the State’s Position Classification Plan (Plan), which provides the salary structure for the State’s 140,239 classified, regular full-time and part-time employees. The results of that study show that the Plan does not provide market-competitive salary ranges for the majority of the benchmark job classification titles included in this study for the State’s Salary Schedules A and B. The recommended changes will help keep the Plan current, flexible, competitive, and equitable.
Those changes include:
- Reallocating 567 job classification titles to a higher salary group.
- Adding 58 new job classification titles.
- Changing 42 job classification titles.
- Deleting 35 job classification titles.
- Renumbering 11 job classification titles.
The minimum estimated cost to implement these changes is $6,327,452 in each year of the 2024-2025 biennium. Legislative action is required to implement these changes to the Plan. Once adopted, the new Plan will be effective on September 1, 2023.
On average, the State’s salary range midpoints for the benchmark job classification titles were 11.7 percent behind the market average pay. This indicates that salary ranges are less competitive now than they were in fiscal year 2020.
RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE PLAN
Recommended changes for the 2024-2025 Plan include reallocating 567 job classification titles to a higher salary group and adding 58 new job classification titles.
SALARY RANGES IN SALARY SCHEDULES A AND B
The salary ranges within Salary Schedules A and B have not been adjusted since fiscal year 2016. In fiscal year 2022, the average annual salary for Salary Schedule A was $40,053 and for Salary Schedule B was $61,615.