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Government Reform Final 12-15-11
1. Sharing Services
2. Improving Service to Citizens
3. Improving Efficiency
Action Plan
3.4 - Government Reform HR Support
What HR work is needed by DOP/State HR Director's Office to implement the Government Reform bills?
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Data Notes
Data Source: Office of the State HR Director and Department of Enterprise Services work plans
Measure Definition: Hours of work to implement Government Reform legislation and Collectively Bargained Agreements.  Includes DOP hours for payroll system changes, classification and compensation work, rules changes, and impacts to data queries.  Doesn't include work required by HR staff in impacted agencies.
Target Rationale:
Link to Agency Strategic Plan: (Through 9/30/11) Mission:  The Department of Personnel provides human resource guidance and services to maximize state government's ability to serve the citizens of Washington.
  • HR leadership and direction to be a strategic and competitive employer
  • HR foundation that supports changing business needs
  • HR tools, services, and information to support workforce management
Notes: (Optional)
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Action Plan: yes
Extended Analysis: no

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

Changes have been underway to the payroll system, rules, data queries, job classifications, and compensation to implement reform legislation and Collectively Bargained Agreements (CBAs).  As of late November 2011:

3% pay cut and Temporary Salary Reduction (TSR) Leave:

Agency mergers, consolidations, and reorganizations:

Successfully appointed and paid all impacted employees.  Work to achieve this included:

  • Classification and Rules
    • Reviewed 113 rules, revised and adopted 56 rules, and repealed 25 rules to reflect consolidation
    • Allocated 91 exempt Printing positions into existing classes
    • Established exemptions for DES (24 positions), CTS (201 positions), HCA/Medicaid (19 positions)
    • Evaluated executive director salaries at OCIO, HCA, DES, and CTS
    • Abolished 6 agencies
    • Created 2 agencies (DES, CTS)
    • Changed name of 1 agency (ELUHO)
  • HR support
    • Provided HR support to set up organizations and positions in HRMS and provide appointment letters

Workforce reduction, temporary layoff, and CBAs:

  • Need for layoff information sessions continues.  Between April and November, we held 20 sessions for employees at risk of layoff; 7 more are scheduled for December.
  • Implemented revised terms of CBAs

Upcoming Work:

  • Finish abolishing 6 agencies
  • Finish creating 1 agency - Innovate WA (HRMS implementation postponed until Jan 2012 per agency request)
  • Prepare to create 2 agencies by July 2012 (Council for Higher Educ., Office of Student Financial Assistance)
  • Continue work on Medical Assistance Program Manager class (postponed until Feb 2012 per agency request)
  • Continue review of 60 layoff-related rules (postponed until June 2012 due to rules moratorium extension)
  • Respond to 55 requests for a Director's Review and 3 appeals to the Personnel Resources Board regarding classification and compensation decisions resulting from consolidation