Administration of the County’s classification & pay system is based on merit principles and the principles of equal pay for equal work. This section plans, develops, and administers the classification and pay plans, conducts research on classification and pay matters, recommends pricing for new classes established, assists departments in the coordination of other personnel management processes, and advises departments on implications and problems relating to reorganizations, reassignment of work, and creation of new classes. Audits of positions or units of positions for assignment to appropriate classes and salary or wage grades are conducted.
This section also conducts studies on proposed classification and pricing intentions of the other public jurisdictions to identify possible conflicts with the classification and pay systems established for the County of Kaua‘i. Pursuant to Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, a review of pay range assignments of classes for white and blue collar compensation plans for the various jurisdictions assures inter-jurisdictional alignment of comparable classes based on the “equal pay for equal work” concept.