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1 Improving the State of your Career: Understanding State Employment

2 Getting started Identify career goals Be proactive Look for training & growth opportunities Learn about your bargaining unit Practice (Take Exams, Interview, etc.) Identify career goals Be proactive Look for training & growth opportunities Learn about your bargaining unit Practice (Take Exams, Interview, etc.)

3 Job Types & Tools Types LTE Project Unclassified PT/FT Tools Class Specs Position descriptions Job Announcements Types LTE Project Unclassified PT/FT Tools Class Specs Position descriptions Job Announcements

4 Types of Movement Promotion Transfer Demotion Reclassification Promotion Transfer Demotion Reclassification

5 Employee Move vs. Position Change When an employee moves from one position to a different position, it’s a promotion, demotion, or transfer When an employee stays in the same position and the position changes logically and gradually to the point where a different classification is now more appropriate, it’s a reclassification When an employee moves from one position to a different position, it’s a promotion, demotion, or transfer When an employee stays in the same position and the position changes logically and gradually to the point where a different classification is now more appropriate, it’s a reclassification

6 Promotion Upward movement Higher pay range Involves participation in a competitive examination process Probation is mandatory Upward movement Higher pay range Involves participation in a competitive examination process Probation is mandatory

7 Transfer Lateral movement to the same or counterpart pay range Contractual – in the same classification or pay range through the contract rules within and employing unit or agency Non-Contractual – in the same or counterpart classification within an employing unit, agency, or across agencies Transfers may be mandatory or permissive Lateral movement to the same or counterpart pay range Contractual – in the same classification or pay range through the contract rules within and employing unit or agency Non-Contractual – in the same or counterpart classification within an employing unit, agency, or across agencies Transfers may be mandatory or permissive

8 Transfer Hiring supervisors do not have to consider permissive transfers To transfer to other state agencies: Make a personal contact Ask about the agency’s transfer system Update your resume Make sure you are qualified for the job Sell yourself Probation may be permissive Hiring supervisors do not have to consider permissive transfers To transfer to other state agencies: Make a personal contact Ask about the agency’s transfer system Update your resume Make sure you are qualified for the job Sell yourself Probation may be permissive

9 Demotion Downward movement Lower pay range Non-competitive (no examination required) May be voluntary; in lieu of layoff; or for discipline Probation may be permissive Reinstatement vs. Restoration Downward movement Lower pay range Non-competitive (no examination required) May be voluntary; in lieu of layoff; or for discipline Probation may be permissive Reinstatement vs. Restoration

10 Reclassification Statutory Authority and Policies s (2), Wis. Stats. Wis. Admin. Code ER 3.01(3) Wisconsin Human Resources Handbook (WHRH) Chapter 370 s (2), Wis. Stats. Wis. Admin. Code ER 3.01(3) Wisconsin Human Resources Handbook (WHRH) Chapter 370

11 What is a Reclassification? “Reclassification means the assignment of a filled position to a different class by the director as provided in s (2), Stats., based upon a logical and gradual change to the duties or responsibilities of a position or the attainment of specified education or experience by the incumbent.” ER 3.01(3) Wis. Admin. Code “Reclassification means the assignment of a filled position to a different class by the director as provided in s (2), Stats., based upon a logical and gradual change to the duties or responsibilities of a position or the attainment of specified education or experience by the incumbent.” ER 3.01(3) Wis. Admin. Code

12 Reclassification The exception – not the rule. Most positions in state service will never be reclassified because they are filled at the objective level. The assignment of a filled position to a different class Can be to higher, lower or counterpart pay ranges Generally limited to progression series classifications The exception – not the rule. Most positions in state service will never be reclassified because they are filled at the objective level. The assignment of a filled position to a different class Can be to higher, lower or counterpart pay ranges Generally limited to progression series classifications

13 Pay – How Will it be Affected by Movement? Pay on all transactions (demotion, transfer, or promotion) depends on the classification to which you are going and the pay rules that apply to that classification in the union contract or the non-represented pay plan.

14 Counterpart Pay Range Bulletin If two ranges are on the same table, use it to determine the transaction There is more than one table Usually, if the two ranges are on the same line it would be a transfer if the range that you are looking at going to is below your current range on the table it would be a promotion if the range that you are looking at going to is above your current range on the table it would be a demotion If one or more of the ranges is not on the table, compare maximums to determine the transaction If two ranges are on the same table, use it to determine the transaction There is more than one table Usually, if the two ranges are on the same line it would be a transfer if the range that you are looking at going to is below your current range on the table it would be a promotion if the range that you are looking at going to is above your current range on the table it would be a demotion If one or more of the ranges is not on the table, compare maximums to determine the transaction

15 Important Concepts Related to Job Changes Build Support Networks Volunteer Request training Update your position description and resume Make sure your supervisor knows your skills and abilities Modify your cover letter for every position you apply for Build Support Networks Volunteer Request training Update your position description and resume Make sure your supervisor knows your skills and abilities Modify your cover letter for every position you apply for

16 Important Concepts Related to Job Changes Prepare yourself by taking civil service exams Consider non-traditional jobs Ask questions Read job announcements Interview (behavioral based interview questions) Most importantly - DO SOMETHING! Prepare yourself by taking civil service exams Consider non-traditional jobs Ask questions Read job announcements Interview (behavioral based interview questions) Most importantly - DO SOMETHING!

17 Before Accepting a Different State Job Recognize that job seeking is a “two- way street” Know the impact on your pay and benefits – ask questions Find out if you will be serving probation Will you have reinstatement or restoration? What do you need to do if yes? Recognize that job seeking is a “two- way street” Know the impact on your pay and benefits – ask questions Find out if you will be serving probation Will you have reinstatement or restoration? What do you need to do if yes?

18 THINGS DON’T JUST HAPPEN PLAN TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN


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