STAND. COM. REP. NO. 641

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.B. No. 1638
                                        S.D. 2




Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B.
No. 1638, S.D. 1, entitled: 

     "A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL OFFICERS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to require the Department of
Education and the Hawaii Government Employees Association, the
exclusive representative for bargaining unit 6, to conduct a
study on the issue of compensational parity for educational
officers of the Department of Education.

     Specifically, this bill requires:

     (1)  A review of the educational officer
          classification/compensation plan and position
          descriptions;

     (2)  An examination of the compensational parity
          implications of the movement of a teacher from the
          teacher salary schedule to the educational officer's
          salary schedule;

     (3)  An assessment of whether implementing a salary
          classification system for educational officers similar

 
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          to the teacher salary classification system is
          appropriate;

     (4)  An assessment of whether educational officers should be
          similarly compensated for continuing educational
          achievement in the same manner that teachers who earn
          additional educational credits are compensated;

     (5)  Recommendations for addressing the issue of providing
          compensational parity between long-time educational
          officers and newly-hired educational officers who have
          transferred over from high-level teaching positions;

     (6)  A review and evaluation of the classification and
          compensation schedules of adult education educational
          officers as to whether they are appropriately
          compensated when compared to K-12 educational officers;
          and

     (7)  The Department of Education and the exclusive
          representative for bargaining unit 6 to submit their
          report, findings, and recommendations, and any
          necessary draft legislation to the Legislature before
          the Regular Session of 2000.

     Your Committee finds that the issue of compensational parity
for educational officers should be addressed through the
collective bargaining process to the maximum extent allowed by
law.  Those matters that cannot be resolved to the mutual
satisfaction of the Department of Education and the Hawaii
Government Employees Association, the exclusive representative
for bargaining unit 6, can then be presented to the Legislature
and the Governor for final resolution outside the scope of the
collective bargaining law.

     Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical
nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and
style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B.
No. 1638, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass
Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1638,
S.D. 2.


 
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                                 Respectfully submitted on behalf
                                 of the members of the Committee
                                 on Ways and Means,



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                                 CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair



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                                 ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair

 
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