Our union has provided information to help guide IT employees as the state transitions to a new IT structure. The new structure will be implemented in July of this year (subject to funding by the legislature).
This restructuring will result in changes to IT job classifications. All IT employees should understand the new structure, the documents necessary for appealing reallocation, and the key dates involved in this transition.
If you have any questions about your position or these changes, please contact your Field Representative, John Kapple (360-393-1098).
Download the following documents for more information:
- Q&A about the IT Class Study
- Evaluator Handbook used by the state to evaluate and allocate IT positions within the new IT job class structure.
- Overview of the IT Job Class ‘Families’
- Request for Director’s Review form is used to appeal the official notification of a position reallocation.
The New IT Professional Structure
Know the facts
When will I know my new IT job family and level?
Many IT Position Descriptions (PDs) have already been submitted to State HR for review, and agencies are starting to share the preliminary results with IT employees.
Official notification of an IT position’s reallocation is expected closer to July 1.
What if I don’t agree with my new IT family or level—or placement in a paraprofessional or non-IT job class?
- Request a copy of the IT PD used to evaluate your position.
- Have a conversation with your supervisor to ensure your IT PD accurately reflects your duties and responsibilities (in the event your agency is able to resubmit to State HR before July 1).
- Be ready to appeal the official notification of your position’s allocation when you receive it. Download the Request for Director’s Review form here.
In any case, proactively document your position’s duties and responsibilities to convey the technical knowledge required of the work, scope of responsibility and impact on systems, as well as level of problem solving and decision-making.
Use the reference documents on our union website to capture the duties and responsibilities. You can use these documents to discuss updating your IT PD with your supervisor or to describe your work if you file an appeal (Director’s Review).
It is the official notification that you can appeal by filing a Director’s Review if you disagree with the determination.
The state’s notification should include appeal rights, but that is not a given, so you will need to be looking for the official notification. The appeal to the Director’s review must be filed within 30 days of notification. If in doubt, file the request to preserve timelines.