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JOB EVALUATION AND OCCUPATIONAL SPECIFIC DISPENSATIONS: A NEW PERSPECTIVE KZN HR CONVENTION 17 SEPTEMBER 2008. OVERVIEW. DEFINITIONS OCCUPATIONAL SPECIFIC DISPENSATIONS (OSDs) JOB EVALUATION: REFINEMENT OF THE EQUATE SYSTEM. DEFINITIONS. JOB EVALUATION (JE)

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JOB EVALUATION ANDOCCUPATIONAL SPECIFIC DISPENSATIONS: A NEW PERSPECTIVEKZN HR CONVENTION 17 SEPTEMBER 2008


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OVERVIEW

  • DEFINITIONS

  • OCCUPATIONAL SPECIFIC DISPENSATIONS (OSDs)

  • JOB EVALUATION: REFINEMENT OF THE EQUATE SYSTEM


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DEFINITIONS

  • JOB EVALUATION (JE)

    • A process aimed at determining relative differences between jobs within an organization by measuring the size or weight of jobs

    • In SA Public Service JE main determinant of salary attached to specific jobs – facilitate equal pay for work of equal value

  • OSD

    • Dispensations for specific occupational categories which include unique salary structures, centrally determined grades and job profiles, career progression opportunities and other employment practices determined by the MPSA


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OCCUPATIONAL SPECIFIC DISPENSATIONS


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OSDs: BACKGROUND

  • Situation post-1999:

    • Single salary structure applicable to all occupations

    • Prescribed JE system to determine where jobs slot in salary structure –decentralized application

  • Personnel Expenditure Review 2006 - key recommendations:

    • Improve job evaluation and grading practices – to ensure equal pay for work of equal value

    • Broad occupational differentiation in relation to remuneration - market relatedness

    • Greater degree of performance related pay

    • Remuneration and career pathing of professionals, specialists and scarce skills occupations should be prioritized


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OSDs: BACKGROUND (cont)

  • Remuneration Policy Framework 2007 – provided for the introduction of OSDs

  • PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2007 – occupations, details, timeframes, etc


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ELEMENTS OF OSDs

  • Aim is to implement customized dispensations for selected occupations to improve departments’ ability to attract and retain skilled employees

  • Key elements – centrally determined for each occupation:

    • Unique salary structures

    • Grading structures and broad job profiles

    • Career pathing, including grade progression opportunities, based on competencies, experience and performance

    • Pay progression within the salary levels

    • Competency requirements per grade/post – qualifications, statutory requirements, experience, etc


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PRINCIPLES UNDERPINNING OSDs

  • Remuneration structure specifically tailored for each occupation

  • Longer salary scales and overlaps between scales (where applicable) to facilitate adequate salary progression for employees who choose to remain in production levels instead of moving into supervisory/managerial posts

  • Results of job evaluation are taken into account

  • Implementation do not result in a general increase for all employees


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PRINCIPLES (Cont.)

  • Career pathing model – not automatic salary increases but a forward looking plan to systematically increase salaries after pre-determined periods based on specific criteria such as performance, qualification, experience, etc.

  • Entails progression to higher salary levels without competing for vacancies or promotion to higher vacant posts – qualifying periods and criteria contained in each OSD – also accelerated progression for sustained above average performance

  • Dual career paths where applicable


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IMPLEMENTATION OF OSDs

  • Issued as determination by the appropriate Executive Authority (i.e. by Minister for the Public Service and Administration in respect of Public Service Act employees) once collective agreement is concluded

  • Apply to all employees in the specific occupation

  • Deviations only allowed after approval by the appropriate Executive Authority

  • Employees’ salary positions will not be negatively affected on translation

  • Impact on JE – less jobs need to be evaluated in future


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ADVANTAGES OF OSDs

  • Facilitate recruitment and retention of skills

  • Improve consistency between departments:

    • Consistent grading of posts derived from centrally determined benchmark job descriptions and prescribed grading levels – enhances equal pay for work of equal value

    • Centrally determined salaries attached to each grade

    • Centrally prescribed skills/competency requirements

  • Clear career paths and progression opportunities

  • Curtail job hopping between departments (in the same occupation)

  • Reward performance

  • Employees may remain longer at production levels


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REFINEMENT OF THE EQUATE JOB EVALUATION SYSTEM


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BACKGROUND

  • Equate was customized for the Public Service in 1996/97 by KPMG and has been in use since 1999.

  • Previous investigations into the system:

    • 2002 - Deloitte and Touché - found Equate to be sound and effective JE system

    • 2006 - As part of PER PWC recommended that Equate be retained but parts of system need to be refined and updated

  • Remuneration Policy Framework – Equate to be retained but certain elements of system and process need to be reviewed


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CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED

  • Decentralized application

    • Inconsistencies within/between depts

    • Compliance with PSR and other prescripts

  • Lack of monitoring and evaluation mechanism

  • Time required to evaluate jobs

  • Elements of current system outdated

    • Parameters of certain questions

    • Technology base

  • Gaps in system

  • Perceptions about job evaluation:

    • Should ensure market-related/adequate salaries

    • Other systems “better”


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PROJECT TO REFINE THE SYSTEM

  • Objectives:

    • Determine whether Equate fully caters for professional and specialist jobs – if not develop proposals to address this

    • Identify elements in Equate that need to be updated and refined and develop proposals to address this

    • Determine whether there is justification to utilise a second job evaluation system in the Public Service – if so, recommend appropriate systems and identify jobs to which it should apply


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PROJECT TO REFINE THE SYSTEM (cont)

  • Investigate and develop proposals to improve identified parts of the job evaluation process and system:

    • Creation of a central database of job descriptions and grading results

    • Consider current overlaps between job weight ranges

    • Development of proposals on the monitoring and evaluation of job evaluation

    • Refinement of the existing co-ordination mechanism for upgrading of occupations

  • Adjust the Equate software as required based on the outcome of the investigation

  • Consider web-enablement of Equate


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PROGRESS TO DATE

  • Service providers appointed

  • Conducted study using mainly specialists and professional jobs to compare Equate results to results obtained with two other systems, namely Hay and Calibr8.

  • Departments were approached to submit inputs on JE issues that require attention.

  • Initial report submitted – main findings:

    • Equate is sound but needs to be fine-tuned and updated

    • Equate does not favor administrative and management over specialists/professional jobs (internal equity)


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PROGRESS TO DATE (Cont)

  • A number of recommendations were made of which the most important are the following:

    • Equate to be retained

    • If another system is to be considered, should only be used in exceptional circumstances and strictly controlled

    • Regulations to be amended to establish a central quality assurance and standards settings procedure

    • A benchmark job evaluation database to be established

    • Expert group sessions to be held to workshop possible changes and/or enhancements of Equate

    • Communication strategy on job evaluation to be developed

  • Work on the amendment of the system largely completed – proposed amendments workshopped with departments and provinces

  • Next steps:

    • Amendment of rules base and software (including web-enablement)

  • Implementation of refined system to commence by second quarter of 2009.


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ANTICIPATED BENEFITS OF REFINED SYSTEM

  • Improved consistency in the evaluation and grading of jobs between departments

  • Quicker and more appropriate evaluations

  • Improved monitoring and evaluation

  • Integration with new HR system – improved management information and reporting


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