Career Progression Classification Project CP2 - Information Technology Career Family
In 2017, Compensation and Classification Services (CCS) embarked on a project to develop an updated classification framework for the Information Technology (IT) Career Family. The purpose of this project is to update and/or create new classifications which provide consistency, clearly describe both the duties and scope of responsibility for each classification, and supports employee development.Why is DHR doing this?
In the 2019 Employee Engagement survey over 2000 executive branch respondents feel unclear career paths is a barrier in developing their skills. In addition, many existing current classifications are out-of-date and do not reflect the current work being performed.
Who is on the Steering Committee?
- Career Family Department Representatives
- Tanya Hannah, KCIT CIO, Business Sponsor and Career Family Owner
- Stephen Heard, KCIT CTO
- Carmel Call, DES BRC Division Director
- Brian Roberts, KCIT Human Resources Manager
- Robert James, DES BRC Human Resources Supervisor
- Shannon Smith, KCIT Chief of Staff
- Ginny Dale, DHR Division Director
- Career Family Project Manager
- Meredith Merriman, DHR Compensation Manager, CP2 Project Sponsor
- Molly Jensen, DHR Compensation Analyst
- Career Family Technical Lead
- Jason Cossette, DHR Labor Analyst
- Labor Relations Technical Lead
- Peter Nguyen, Labor Negotiator
The dates and deliverables in this timeline are subject to change and will be updated as needed.
CCS engaged in workforce planning with KCIT and BRC. During this time we learned about both organizations and their lines of business. This information was used to help us create the classification series needed in the information technology job family.
Throughout July and August of 2018, CCS worked with the rest of the steering committee to refine the list of classification series needed. We also worked with them to develop a list of Series Owners (SO) and Subject Matter Experts (SME) for each series.
In September, the County asked the unions for feedback on the list of SOs and SMEs. The county accepted a majority of the unions proposed changes to the list. The CCS Technical Lead met with the SOs and SMEs for each series and used the information gathered to develop draft classifications.
The CCS Technical Lead met with the SOs and SMEs for each series and used the information gathered to develop draft classifications.
The classification specifications have been drafted and are under review by the Steering Committee. Our goal is to have the IT Manager series reviewed by the end of October.
We hope to give the management classification series to Local 117 and non-represented managers for review. Throughout the fall, the Steering Committee will review any questions or concerns from Local 117 and non-represented mangers and supervisors regarding the classification series and CCS create final drafts. The Steering Committee will also determine initial placement of the managers in the new series and present to Local 117 and non-represented managers for feedback. Once the process is completed for managers and supervisors, we will begin the process with individual contributors.
We anticipate market pricing to be completed in the first half of Q1 2020 and bargaining to begin by the end of Q1 2020.