.211 Section 130.4 authorizes applications for Increased Hiring Salaries from appointing officers. Applications by State agencies should be submitted in accordance with New York STate Electronic Personnel System (NYSTEP) procedures detailed in the NYSTEP/TPM User Manual.
.212 All requests should include detailed information and documentation regarding:
- Recruitment difficulty for a class.
- Recruitment difficulty in a geographic area.
- Documentation of recruitment efforts made by an agency.
- Eligible list information (i.e., age of list, eligible candidates in the area).
- Vacancy and turnover data regarding a class.
- Salaries offered for similar positions by other employers in the same location and geographic area.
.221 Increased Hiring Salary determinations made with respect to one or more areas/locations require that all employees of such positions in the particular areas or locations affected who are receiving less than the newly approved minimum salary will have their salaries brought up to the new minimum salary for the area or location.
.222 An employee does not retain the benefit of an Increased Hiring Salary when that employee is appointed, transferred, or reinstated to the same title in another location where the increased salary has not been approved (Section 130.4(a) of the Civil Service Law). Contact the Office of the State Comptroller's Payroll Unit regarding salary implications.
.223 Sections 130.4(b), (c), (d), and (e) of the Civil Service Law detail specific salary treatment for employees who are appointed, transferred, reinstated, or demoted to a different title and/or salary grade. Contact the Office of the State Comptroller's Payroll Unit regarding salary implications.
.224 Further specifics and examples of the application of Increased Hiring Salaries can be found in the Office of the State Comptroller’s Salary Manual (see previously listed web site).
.231 The Division of Classification and Compensation periodically reviews the appropriateness of previously approved Increased Hiring Salaries. When appropriate and justifiable, the Director retains the statutory authority to either reduce or enhance existing Increased Hiring Salaries, or terminate (i.e., rescind) existing Increased Hiring Salaries and restore the hiring salary of a salary grade to the original hiring salary set forth in Section 130 of the Civil Service Law.