HR Reference Guide


As of July 1, 2021, some State employees are covered under Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), see the Division of Human Resource Management, Labor Relations Unit page for more information.  If you are in a job classification currently covered under a CBA, some of the terms and benefits of your employment may be different than the provisions outlined on this page. Please consult your CBA or agency's human resource for further information.


The Division of Human Resource Management may approve special adjustments to employees' salaries typically equivalent to 5% for certain conditions of employment that are not typical of the position's class.

Specific special salary adjustments (i.e., supervision, bilingual, custodial, motorcycle, supervision of inmates, other, occupational training, working out of class) were removed by Governor mandate effective March 8, 2010.  Effective August 14, 2017, the categories, working out of class, occupational training, and supervision (supervising three employees, one of which is at least at the same or a higher grade than the employee), were restored.

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  • If the qualifying duties are not provided for in the class specification:
    • Performing essentially all of the duties and responsibilities of a position classified at a higher grade on a continuing basis;
    • Required to use bilingual skills at least 10% of work time;**Not currently available for non-CBA employees.**
    • Supervising employees of the same or higher grade;
    • Regularly required to perform custodial work and clean up human bodily waste in a medical, clinical or inpatient facility;
    • Conducting a weekly training program including a classroom component, a test to determine students' progress and resulting in the award of a certificate of completion or advancement in a class series to the journey level;
    • If a law enforcement officer, being assigned to motorcycle duty; or
    • If employed by the Department of Corrections, responsibility for the supervision of a group of inmates assigned to a work area and for implementing security procedures.
  • If authorized by the Legislature to receive an adjustment.


Appointing authorities are responsible for revoking any special adjustments to salary when the conditions on which they were based cease to exist.  It is recommended that the Current Salary Adjustments report in HR Data Warehouse be regularly reviewed.