Audit Reports Affecting Multiple Agencies
A Special Report on Positions Exempt from the Classification Plan
Report Number 96-716
Discrepancies and inconsistencies between the State's Classification Plan and those positions
exempt from the Plan need to be addressed to ensure the State's compensation plan for both
classified positions and exempt positions are equitable and consistent.
Key Facts And Findings
Approximately 64 percent of exempt positions have salary rates that fall within the Classification
Salary Schedule. Many of these exempt positions perform work comparable to classified positions.
Of exempt titles, 26 percent are not being utilized by agencies.
Of exempt titles, 41 percent have unlimited authorization as to the number of incumbents per
Job descriptions are not developed for all exempt titles. Job descriptions will serve as documents
that are a legally defensible basis for compensation determination, salary administration, and staffing
Termination reason codes for positions exempt from the Classification Plan are not currently
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