To attract and retain employees with appropriate experience and qualifications to perform IT project oversight, CalTech should continue its efforts to gain approval to modify and use the project manager classification for the IPO analyst role.
The administration is revisiting the IT classification category.
It was determined in October 2015 by CalHR that the existing Project Management classification is not suitable for use by ITPOD. CalHR has taken the lead role to modernize a variety of state classifications including IT classifications, and CDT is an active participant in this reform initiative. As stated previously, until better options become available; ITPOD will continue to use the Data Processing Manager (DPM) classification and work with CalHR to gain approval to use the project management classification.
It was determined in October 2015 that the existing Project Management (PM) classification is not suitable for use by ITPOD. Because the audit recommendation was based on the assumption that the existing PM classification would assist ITPOD in improving staff retention, we ask that this recommendation be classified as completed. That said, CalHR is leading a significant effort to modernize a variety of state classifications including IT classifications. CDT is an active participant in this reform initiative. Until better options become available, ITPOD will continue to use the Data Processing Manager (DPM) classification.
Activity is progressing and a determination regarding the use of PM classification is expected to be made by or before December 2015.
Plan for Implementation:
- Evaluate the current classification of PM to determine suitability for ITPOD - in process
- Identify any needed changes and determine if these can be made to the existing PM classification or if a new classification will be required - in process
- Work with CalHR to confirm findings and evaluate options - not started
- Obtain CalHR approval of the best option - not started
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