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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 established 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, with the most recent date noted at the top of the first page.

.114 The Title and Salary Plan is a valuable tool for identifying and locating a particular title or 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 been assigned 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 Web Site 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 Law Enforcement Services (ALES).
  • 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 final 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 are blue and underlined, 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 Levels are:

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

.128 Decentralization Status (1A and Decntrl Lvl) – These two columns show the Decentralized Status of a title.  Specifically:

  1. Under the “1A” column, the designation of “Y” indicates that a title is considered a Decentralized Title.
  2. Under the “Decntrl Lvl” column, the designation of “S” indicates that a Decentralized Title is considered appropriate for “pass through” classification to the Division of the Budget (i.e., limited Pre-Audit Review by the Division of Classification and Compensation) when an agency has or had positions in the title within the twelve months previous to the date of the transaction and the agency requests the normal title attributes.


.210 Title and Salary Plan Determinations

.211 The Division of Classification and Compensation issues listings (Monthly Title and Salary Plan Advisory Memoranda) that summarize all approved amendments to the Title and Salary Plan.  Current and historical Advisory Memoranda can be found on the Department of Civil Service’s Web Site at the previously noted web address.  Such Advisory Memoranda 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 Special Salary Treatments (SPMM Section 0870).

TM-65 - Replaces: All of Section 0800 Dated Prior to August, 2008

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