Civil Service Law provides that the Director of Classification and Compensation, with the approval of the Director of the Budget, may increase the minimum salary or authorize additional compensation under certain circumstances.
Pursuant to Section 130.4 of the Civil Service Law, if it is determined that it is impractical to recruit for a specific title at the hiring rate of the salary grade in one or all areas or locations of the State, the Director may increase the minimum salary for that title in the specific area(s), called an Increased Hiring Salary.
Pursuant to Section 131.1a of the Civil Service Law, when the training or experience of an appointee substantially exceeds requirements necessary for appointment to a specific title, the Director may authorize additional compensation, called an Appointment Above the Minimum Salary.
Reason Code IHR is currently used to identify employees whose salary is based on either or both sections of the law. Creating separate reason codes will allow OSC and agencies to more easily identify the section of Civil Service Law associated with an employee’s salary.