STAND. COM. REP. NO.256-02
RE: H.B. No. 2853
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Labor and Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2853 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY STRUCTURE OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to reclassify as civil service positions and adjust the salary structure of educational officers within the Department of Education (DOE) who do not serve in instruction-related positions.
DOE, Hawaii Government Employees Association, and an individual submitted testimony in opposition to this bill.
Your Committees find that concerns have been raised that non-instructional educational officers are often not equitably compensated, both within DOE and as compared to similar positions in other state agencies. DOE has been requested to address these inequities and assess its classification system for educational officers, but, to date, this has not been accomplished. However, your Committees note that external factors including a change in leadership of DOE have contributed to the delay in addressing the Legislature's concerns.
Upon further consideration, your Committees have amended this bill by deleting its substance and inserting provisions requiring DOE to conduct a comprehensive occupational validation study of all educational officers and report to the Legislature prior to the Regular Session of 2003.
Other technical, nonsubstantive amendments were made for purposes of clarity, conformity, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Labor and Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2853, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2853, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Labor and Public Employment,
SCOTT K. SAIKI, Chair
KEN ITO, Chair