IT Restructuring

Our union is here to help guide you through these changes as the state transitions to a new IT structure. Below are some resources and information you will need to navigate the new structure, as well as contact information for staff members who are available to assist you. The new structure will be implemented in July of this year.

This restructuring will result in changes to IT job classifications. All IT employees should take a look at these resources so they can better understand the new structure and be aware of the process for appealing reallocation if necessary.

Click here to file your request to appeal the official notification of a position reallocation for Director Review electronically!

If you have any questions about your position or these changes, please contact your Field Representative, John Kapple (360-393-1098) or Education & Training Manager Tom Krabbenhoft (253-876-7420).

Download the following documents for more information:

RESOURCES:

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 will be sent during the first week of July.

What if I don’t agree with my new IT family or level—or placement in a paraprofessional or non-IT job class?

  1. Request a copy of the IT PD used to evaluate your position.
  2. 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).
  3. Be ready to appeal the official notification of your position’s allocation when you receive it. Appeal online here or 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. It will also be beneficial to keep in routine communication with your direct supervisor and ensure they are aware of your daily tasks and responsibilities during the reclassification process.

Use the reference documents above 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.

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