780 KAR 3:020. Compensation plan.
RELATES TO: KRS 151B.035,
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND
CONFORMITY: KRS 151B.035(1) and (3)(c) requires the Executive Director of the
Office of Career and Technical Education to promulgate comprehensive
administrative regulations to govern the pay plan for all certified and
equivalent staff and unclassified staff. This administrative regulation
establishes the compensation plan for employees of the Office of Career and
Section 1. (1)
Appointments. A new certified or equivalent employee or reentering certified or
equivalent employee shall be appointed at the salary specified on the Minimum
Salary Schedule for Certified and Equivalent Staff commensurate with education
rank and experience. An employee in an administrative position may be provided
an index adjustment commensurate with the scope of administrative or
supervisory responsibility in addition to the base salary as specified for the
particular job classification.
(2) A retired certified or
equivalent employee returning to work in a position covered by the Kentucky
Teachers' Retirement System shall not be placed on the salary schedule referenced
in this section, but shall be paid pursuant to the requirements of KRS
161.605(1) and (2).
Section 2. Salary
Adjustments. (1) Promotion.
(a) A certified or
equivalent employee who is promoted to a classified position shall receive a
salary increase of five (5) percent unless his current salary is above the
minimum on the salary schedule. If the employee's salary is above the minimum,
the five (5) percent increase shall be at the discretion of the appointing
(b)1. A certified or
equivalent employee promoted to an unclassified position in the Office of Career
and Technical Education shall receive a salary increase of five (5) percent
upon promotion unless his current salary is above the minimum. If the
employee's salary is above the minimum, the salary increase shall be at the
discretion of the appointing authority.
2. If the promotion is to a
position which constitutes an unusual increase in the level of responsibility,
the executive director may grant upon promotion a ten (10) percent to twenty
(20) percent salary increase over the employee's previous salary.
(a) A certified or
equivalent employee in the Office of Career and Technical Education who is
demoted shall have his salary adjusted to not more than sixty (60) percent
above the proper cell within the salary schedule. This salary shall not exceed
ninety-five (95) percent of the salary which the employee was receiving prior
to the demotion.
(b) An unclassified
employee in the Office of Career and Technical Education who is demoted to a
certified or equivalent position shall have his salary adjusted to not more
than sixty (60) percent above the proper cell within the salary schedule. This
salary shall not exceed ninety-five (95) percent of the salary which the employee
was receiving prior to the demotion.
(3) Rank changes. A
certified or equivalent employee shall have a salary adjustment retroactive to
July 1 for educational rank changes which are confirmed by September 30 of each
(4) A certified or
equivalent employee who administers the National Occupational Competency
Testing Institute Performance Test on a Saturday shall be paid fifty (50)
dollars per hour to administer the exam.
(5) A certified or
equivalent employee shall be paid at a rate of $100 per lesson plan for each
lesson plan that is utilized as a model for other classes located in the area
(6) A certified or
equivalent employee shall be compensated for participating in specific projects
relating to professional or curriculum development, staff exchange, and the
integration of academics in career and technical education outside of normal
working hours, subject to the provisions and requirements of the Kentucky state
plan for career and technical education, 780 KAR 1:010. The rate or payment
shall be determined in the approved project proposal.
(7) Other salary
(a) The Executive Director
for the Office of Career and Technical Education may authorize performance
bonuses in lump sum payments for outstanding job performance for
nonprobationary status employees in any fiscal year in which monies are
(b) A full-time permanent
employee working as a dual appointment in the certified or equivalent
employment may be paid equal to the hourly rate of his full-time position
salary, up to one and five-tenths (1.5) times that hourly rate.
Section 3. Salary
Advancements. (1) The Minimum Salary Schedule for Certified and Equivalent
Staff shall be adjusted each year. All certified and equivalent staff shall
receive a salary increase not less than the percentage increase provided other
state employees. This increase shall be provided July 1. Salary adjustments for
those entitled employees shall be retroactive to July 1 of each year once the
salary schedule is confirmed by September 30 of each year.
(2) Annual salary
increments for unclassified employees shall occur commensurate with each
person's established increment date.
Section 4. Paid Overtime.
If applicable, certified and equivalent employees and unclassified employees
shall be awarded overtime payments in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards
Act, 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.
Section 5. Incorporation by
Reference. (1) "The Minimum Salary Schedule for Certified and Equivalent
Staff", July 1, 2008, is incorporated by reference.
(2) This material may be
inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the
Department of Workforce Investment, Office of Career and Technical Education,
Division of Human Resources, 500 Mero, Second Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort,
Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (17 Ky.R. 731; eff.
10-14-1990; Am. 18 Ky.R. 3527; eff. 8-1-1992; 32 Ky.R. 966; 1618; eff.
3-31-2006; 35 Ky.R. 1900; 2226; eff. 5-1-2009.)