CHAPTER 349

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

PROVIDING FOR A STUDY OF THE CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION OF POSITIONS IN THE STATE SERVICE.

WHEREAS, there are problems arising in the state service by reason of different salary schedules for employees in different offices and doing comparable work; and

WHEREAS, a higher level of employee morale and increased efficiency would result from a classification system that would grade positions and provide comparable pay to persons doing work of the same grade although in different offices; and

WHEREAS, the provisions of the Delaware State Employees' Pension Act could no doubt be much more satisfactorily and fairly administered in conjunction with a classification law because employees holding comparable positions in this State not only should receive comparable pay during the period of service required for retirement but should also receive comparable benefits under the provisions of the Act; and

WHEREAS, many states of the United States have some system of personnel classification, the system in some states having been in operation over a period of years; and

WHEREAS, there are many factors to consider and much information to gather and digest in order to properly and fairly classify the various positions in the state service; and

WHEREAS, the subject is of such importance and extent that time must be devoted to its study if recommendations concerning it are to have authority; and.

WHEREAS, the creation of a Commission to study the subject and to make recommendations to the Governor and the 115th General Assembly seems to be the best method of reviewing the available information upon the subject and developing recommendations for further study and possible action; Now, Therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 114th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that within thirty (30) days after the passage and approval of this Resolution the Governor be authorized and directed to appoint a Commission of such number of persons as he may deem advisable to study the matter of personnel classification of state employees, the standardization of certain state positions, the determination of standards of efficient service and the determination of the grades of certain positions required to be filled in the service of the state; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission so appointed report its findings and recommendations to the Governor of the State not later than December 1, 1948, and that it make available to the 115th General Assembly the results of its study and recommendations not later than the first day of February, A. D. 1949;

That the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated to the Commission herein created for the purpose of this Resolution, and that said sum be paid out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated;

That the members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for all necessary travel and other expenses incurred in carrying out the duties herein authorized, such expenses to be paid by the State Treasurer upon warrants approved by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Commission; and

That this Resolution shall be in the nature of a Supplementary Appropriation Bill and that the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State.

Approved April 28, 1947.