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0800 Classification and Compensation



.110 Purpose

.111 The Title and Salary Plan is the complete listing of job titles within the Classified Civil Service (Classified Service).  The Title and Salary Plan is arranged alphabetically by title for all Competitive, Non-competitive, Exempt, and Labor Jurisdictional Class positions.  The Title and Salary Plan contains title specific information listed in separate columns.

.112 The Title and Salary Plan provides information essential to those who are involved with the preparation and review of classification requests and personnel transactions.

.113 The Title and Salary Plan is updated and maintained on a regular basis.

.114 The Title and Salary Plan is a valuable tool for identifying and locating a title, title code, or producing a list of titles that fall within chosen parameters.

.120 Title and Salary Plan Coding

.121 Title Code - Every title has a seven digit Title Code. The first two numbers designate the occupational group within which the title belongs (these designations are listed in the Description of Occupational Groupings). The third and fourth numbers of the Title Code indicate the title series within that occupational group. The fifth number describes the level of that title. The last two numbers are generally used to designate a parenthetic.

.122 Jurisdictional Class (JC) - Shows the Jurisdictional Class [See SPMM Section 0600] of a title. The four Jurisdictional Classes in the Classified Service are: Competitive (0); Non-competitive (1); Exempt (2); and Labor (3).

.123 Salary Grade (SG) - Shows the Salary Grade assigned to a title. If the Salary Grade is Non-Statutory (NS), this means that the salary is not fixed by statute but by the Director of the Division of the Budget pursuant to Section 44 of the State Finance Law. If the Salary Grade is Other Statute (OS), this means that the salary is fixed by a statute other than the Civil Service Law.

.124 Negotiating Unit (NU) - Shows the corresponding Negotiating Unit [See SPMM Sections 0850(E) and (F)] assigned to a title for represented and non-represented employees. A complete listing of Negotiating Units can be found on the Title and Salary Plan Search Engine located on the Department of Civil Service's Website at the previously noted web address. The most commonly used Negotiating Units are:

  • 01 – Security Services (SSU).
  • 02 – Administrative Services (ASU).
  • 03 – Operational Services (OSU).
  • 04 – Institutional Services (ISU).
  • 05 – Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (PS&T).
  • 06 – Managerial/Confidential (M/C).
  • 09 – NYS Teachers' Retirement System.
  • 16 – NYS Housing Finance Agency.
  • 21 – Security Services (non-arb).
  • 31 – Agency Police Services (APSU).
  • 61 – Security Supervisors (SSPU).
  • 66 – Public Employment Relations Board.
  • 67 – Housing and Community Renewal – Rent Administration.
  • 71 – Casual.
  • 91 – Security Supervisors (non-arb).

.125 Title Name – Shows the full name of a title.

.126 Classification Standard Number (STD No) – Shows whether a Classification Standard has been published for a title. A code of four numbers indicates a pre-1976 series specification. A code of seven numbers indicates that a Classification Standard has been published. The seven numbers represent the "Occupational Code" which is generally the same as the lowest Title Code in the series. If the numbers have a hyperlink, the Classification Standard is viewable on-line by clicking on the numbers.

.127 Level – Shows a characteristic (code) that helps to identify a title under certain common criteria. The codes for the Job Levels are:

  • A – Appointed.
  • C – Career Ladder.
  • E – Elected.
  • I – Intermittent.
  • J – Journey Level.
  • P – Parenthetic.
  • S – Seasonal.
  • T – Trainee.

.128 Decentralization Status (Decntrl Lvl) and Required NYSTEP Documentation (Duties Only) - These two columns show the Decentralized Status of a title, and the required NYSTEP documentation for a decentralized title. Specifically:

  1. Under the "Decntrl Lvl" column, the designation of "U" or "S" indicates a decentralized title. "U" indicates that a title is "universally" decentralized. Positions in such titles can be established by all authorized agencies without pre-audit by the Division of Classification and Compensation. "S" indicates that a title is "specifically" decentralized for certain agencies, typically those that have or had positions in the title in the previous 12 months of the date of the request.
  2. The "Duties Only" column on the Title and Salary Plan indicates the minimum documentation required. If a "Y" is listed for a title, NYSTEP will require that a duties description be attached. If the field is "N," NYSTEP will require a duties description and agency justification.


.210 Title and Salary Plan Determinations

.211 The Division of Classification and Compensation issues a monthly publication (C&C Update) that summarizes all approved amendments to the Title and Salary Plan. Current and historical publications can be found on the Department of Civil Service's Website at the previously noted web address. Such publications include:

  1. Titles added to or eliminated from the State title structure.
  2. Titles revised and/or reallocated.
  3. Titles added to or removed from the list of Decentralized Titles.
  4. Approved Salary Differentials (SPMM Section 0870).

Replaces Sections 0830; 0840; 0850(B); 0850(D); 0870; 0870(A); 0870(B); 0870(C); 0870(E); 0870(F) -  Dated August, 2008
Replaces 0860 - Dated December 18, 2014

Issued: August 6, 2018

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