Tompkins County
New York

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Department Head Title Classification


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Meeting History

Jul 10, 2017 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Guerreri reported the Office is resuming a project that began in 2011 with regard to the classification of department head titles to remove from the competitive class and be placed into exempt for non-competitive class. This gives a larger recruitment and diverse pool and gives much more accountability. She noted that petitions to change the classification of a title become a part of our local record but does not impact the status of the existing employee. There were five titles that were rejected due to the State not feeling the Charter definitions supported the ranking. They are planning to proceed with the re-submission of the titles for Airport Director, Facilities Director, Highway Director, Recycling and Materials Management Director, and Human Rights Director. She expects a response to be received by the State in the next two to three months and will keep the Committee informed.

Ms. Guerreri announced at the Annual Conference she was elected as an officer for the Board of the New York State Association of Personnel and Civil Service Officers representing 98 Civil Service offices across New York State.