CHAPTER 221

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 493

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PAY GRADE AND CLASSIFICATION CHANGES FOR POSTIONS OF EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the Appropriations Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1980, to the contrary.

(a) The pay grade assigned to the following postions within the "Correctional Officer" series shall be as indicated:

JOB CLASS TITLE

PAY GRADE

Correctional Officer Trainee

15

Correctional Officer

19A

Correctional Lieutenant

21

Correctional Staff Lieutenant

22

Correctional Captain

23

Provided, however, that the minimum step increment for the pay grade assigned to an employee whose job title is designated as "Correctional Officer Trainee" shall be step four (4). Upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, the employee shall receive a one step increment increase.

(b) The pay grade assigned to the following "Correctional Staff" positions shall be as indicated:

JOB CLASS TITLE PAY GRADE

Correctional Officer/Auto Mechanic 19A

Correctional Officer/Auto Supervisor 21

Correctional Officer/Storekeeper 19A

Correctional Officer/Laundry Operator 19A

Correction! Officer/Cook 19A

Correctional Officer/Kitchen Manager 20

Correctional Officer/Chef 21

Correctional Officer/Carpenter 20

Correctional Officer/Farm Foreman 19A

Correctional Officer/Farm Manager 20

Correctional Officer/Ground Maintenance 19A

Correctional Officer/Group Leader 19A

Correctional Officer/Building Maintenance Mechanic 1 19A

Correctional Officer/Building Maintenance Mechanic 11 20

Correctional Officer/Building Maintenance Foreman 21

Correctional Officer/Laundry Supervisor 20

Correctional Officer/Trades Instructor 20

(c) The pay grades assigned to the position of "Warden" shall be as indicated:

JOB CLASS TITLE

PAY GRADE

Warden, Delaware Correctional Center

28

Warden, Sussex Correctional Institution

27

Warden, Kent Correctional Center

26

Warden, Women's Correctional Institution

26

Warden, Pre-Trial Annex

26

(d) The positions currently classified as "Work Release Officer" and "Work Release Supervisor" shall be deemed "Correctional Officer" and "Correctional Lieutenant", respectively.

(e) Current employees, other than "Correctional Captains", who are affected by subparagraphs (a), (b), and (d) of this section shall receive a salary increase of at least $1,600.00 but no more than $2,2011.00 annually in excess of the rate of total compensation received on the day immediately preceding the effective date of this Act. Correctional Captains shall receive a salary increase of at least $1,600.00 but no more than $2,200.00 annually above the rate of total compensation received on September 30, 1979. Total compensation means the sum total of base pay, premium pay and hazardous duty pay.

(f) No employee's review date shall change as a result of any provision of this Act.

Section 2. Employees whose job class title contains the term "Correctional Officer:, or whose position is within the "Correctional Officer" series; and, who are assigned a pay grade of "19" through and including "24" may be compensated at a straight time rate for overtime service or holiday work which they are authorized and required to perform.

Section 3. No employee shall receive a rate of base pay under the provisions of this Act which is less than the rate of total compensation received on the date immediately preceding the effective date of this Act. Thereafter, salary increases shall be In accordance with the provisions of the Merit System, Title 29, Chapter 59. Provided, however, that any general adjustment to the uniform pay plan will insure to the benefit of any employee whose salary is "frozen" as a result of the provisions of this Act.

Section 4. This Act shall become effective April 1, 1980 contingent upon the execution by the Commissioner of the Department of Correction and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, A.F.L.-C.I.O., Local 1728 and Council 81 of amendments to the collective bargaining agreement between the parties.

Section 5. Nothing contained within this Act shall be construed to exclude any position of State employment from "classified service" under Title 29, Chapter 59 of the Delaware Code.

Section 6. If any provision of this Act, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this Act shall not be affected thereby.