Compensation Redesign

Chapter 6 – Compensation Administration Guide

In an effort to consolidate the resources currently found in Chapter 6 of the HR Handbook into one easy reference guide, State Civil Service has developed the Compensation Administration Guide. The guide will replace the overview, HR impact, rule-by-rule review, all procedures and all job aids and resources currently found in the HR Handbook, effective July 1, 2018.

Compensation Redesign Plan - Compensation Administration Guide

Chapter 19 – Transition Guidelines

This document contains guidelines for the purpose of effecting transition from the current pay structure to a new pay structure. Chapter 19 will temporarily supersede all other rules that may be in conflict beginning January 1, 2018. This transition chapter will begin on January 1, 2018 and expire on June 30, 2018.

Compensation Redesign Plan - Transition Guidelines

Statement from Gov. John Bel Edwards on the Compensation Redesign Plan:

Governor Signs Compensation Redesign Rules

“This compensation redesign has been a long time coming for the hard working public servants in our state. Pay increases in state government have been inconsistent and unfair, with some state employees receiving adjustments while others have not. That is unacceptable and we all know the cost of living is not less because you earn less. The current system has cost our state over $114 million in turnover with some agencies seeing a 200 percent turnover rate. Under this new plan, all state employees, including our law enforcement and child welfare workers who have been over worked and under paid for too long, will see a modest increase under this plan. Overall, this will result in a more efficient pay system that saves Louisiana money.”

General Increase

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 6.3, the State Civil Service Commission approved a general increase of two percent for all eligible classified employees, which the governor has approved, effective January 1, 2018.

This general increase will be granted to all eligible classified employees. If an employee is at the maximum of their pay range on January 1, 2018, the employee will not be eligible for the two percent increase. Some employees may receive less than two percent due to their position into the range for which their job is allocated.

Suspension of Performance Adjustments

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 2.10, the State Civil Service Commission adopted the following rule, which the governor has approved, that affects wages of the classified workforce to be effective June 29, 2017:

Rule 6.14.3 Suspension of Performance Adjustments
All provisions of the Performance Adjustment Rule shall be suspended for the period of June 29, 2017 through June 30, 2018. During this period of suspension, no employee may gain eligibility for a performance adjustment. Under the provisions of this rule, no employee will be eligible for a performance adjustment for performance year 2016-2017. However, an appointing authority may pay a previously earned performance adjustment that was not granted due to a layoff avoidance measure from October 1, 2014 or October 1, 2015.

Amended Occupational Pay Structures (effective January 2, 2018)

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 6.3, the State Civil Service Commission adopted six amended occupational pay schedules, which the governor has approved, to be effective January 2, 2018.