Report Title:

Salaries; Educational Officers

 

Description:

Requires the BOE, to adopt a classification and compensation structure for educational officers that more accurately reflects the level of work being performed.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1044

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to the salary structure of educational officers in the department of education.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The legislature has recently raised concerns about whether various state personnel systems are properly aligned and equitable. In response, the auditor looked at the classification and compensation system for educational officers at the department of education and whether the educational officer jobs are paid comparably to jobs in other state agencies and the private sector.

The auditor found inequities in the department of educationís classification and compensation system for educational officers. In addition, the auditor found that the department pays more than other agencies for comparable jobs. The auditor is of the opinion that the department needs to adopt a more appropriate classification and compensation system to alleviate the inequities.

The auditor recommends that the legislature consider:

(1) Requiring the board of education to take the steps necessary to correct the inequities that were identified;

(2) Requiring the department of education to obtain the assistance of the department of human resources development in making the necessary changes; and

(3) Establishing a process of future independent audits of the classification and compensation system for educational officers.

Accordingly, the purpose of this Act is to implement certain recommendations of the auditor with respect to the salary structure of educational officers in the department of education, as discussed in Report No. 00-13 (April 2000).

SECTION 2. (a) The board of education, before July 1, 2002, shall adopt a classification and compensation structure for educational officers that more accurately reflects the level of work being performed.

(b) The department of education, twenty days before the start of the 2002 legislative session, shall;

(1) Conduct a classification study in order to better assess positions, allocations, and classifications. This shall include ensuring that minimum requirements and equivalencies are more in line with the type of work required upon entry into the classification;

(2) Conduct a formal, comprehensive salary survey; and

(3) Implement a formal job evaluation methodology that is consistent with the class structure adopted.

(c) The department of education shall obtain the assistance of the department of human resources development in correcting the inequities identified in the auditor's report.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.