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Title: UPWARD MOBILITY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


1
UPWARD MOBILITY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Presented by Office of Civil Rights State
Personnel Board
  • Climbing the Career Ladder

2
Legal Requirements
  • Government Code Section 19401 requires each
    State department to ...
  • Have an effective upward mobility program.
  • Establish criteria for selecting employees to
    participate in upward mobility activities.
  • Government Code Section 19402 requires

    each department to
  • Set annual upward mobility employment goals.

3
Why Is Upward Mobility Important?
  • Can help meet departmental labor needs where
    recruitment problems exist.
  • Is an incentive to employees to develop their
    skills and be more valuable to the department.
  • Is a tool for increasing departmental diversity
    in professional, technical, and administrative
    jobs

4
DEFINITION OF UPWARD MOBILITY
  • Upward Mobility means the
  • planned development and
  • advancement of employees in
  • low-paying occupations to entry
  • technical, professional,
  • and administrative positions in
  • State departments.

5
Definition of Low-Paying Occupations
  • The Low-Paying Occupations are identified in
    SPB Regulation 547.82 as classes in the following
    State Pay Scale schematic groups
  • Horticulture
  • Office Allied
  • Custodial Domestic
  • Mechanical Construction
  • Career Development/Bridging Classes
  • Approximately 60,000 State Employees

6
Definition of Professional, Technical, and
Administrative Positions
  • SPB Regulation 547.82 defines P, T, and A
    positions as those in the following schematic
    groups of classes
  • Agriculture Conservation Medical
  • Education Library State Disaster Prog
  • Engineering Allied Protective Svs
  • Fiscal, Mgmt, Staff Svs Pub Safety
  • Legal Soc Security Rehab Svs

7
Components of an Upward Mobility Program
  • Government Code Section 19401
  • requires departments to provide
  • Career counseling
  • Academic counseling
  • In-service and out-service
  • training
  • Training and Development Assignments
  • On-the-job Training
  • Job Restructuring, e.g., Bridging Classes

8
Responsibilities for Upward Mobility
  • The Employee must
  • Be motivated and seek out opportunities
  • Prepare formal career development plans
  • Be willing to work hard to develop needed
    knowledge, skills, and abilities

9
Responsibilities for Upward Mobility
  • The Department must
  • Actively participate in upward mobility
  • Develop and publish training and job
    opportunities
  • Establish fair criteria for selecting employees
    for upward mobility activities
  • Provide assistance to employees in their
    developmental efforts, e.g. time off, financial
    aid, etc.

10
Responsibilities for Upward Mobility
  • SPB Regulation 547.83 requires departments to
    appoint an Upward Mobility Program Coordinator
    to
  • Plan and Coordinate U.M. Efforts
  • Monitor U.M. Efforts
  • Report to the SPB on U.M. Efforts

11
Selecting Employees to Participate in Upward
Mobility Efforts
  • Each interested employee in a low-paying
    occupation must have an equal opportunity to be
    considered for upward mobility activities.

12
Selection Considerations
  • Staffing Needs
  • Upward Mobility Objectives
  • Available Funds Other Resources
  • Employees Status
  • Employees Current Performance
  • Employees Motivation
  • Employees Potential
  • Relevance of U.M. Activity to Career Goals

13
Career Development Plans
  • Government Code Section 19401(b) states that all
    employees selected for special upward mobility
    efforts should complete a formal career
    development plan.
  • The plan should
  • Outline specific career
  • The steps to be taken to develop the employee
  • The timetable for promoting to an entry
  • P, T, or A class

14
Upward Mobility v. Career Development
  • Upward Mobility is a specific, legally defined
    program covering only State employees in
    low-paying occupations.
  • Career Development is a broader, more general
    term covering all State employees involving the
    improvement of qualifications for advancement in
    the same occupational field or a different field.

15
CDP v. IDP
  • Career Development Plan ( CDP )
  • Change in career U.M. only
  • Long Term Multi- Year
  • A complete plan - Outlines the goal and all
    steps to achieving the goal.
  • Individual Development Plan IDP
  • Improve in same career path
  • Short Term Annual
  • An incremental plan -
  • Outlines actions to be taken in the next year
    only.

16
Preparing Upward Mobility Goals
  • The number of employees in low-paying occupations
    expected to promote to entry P, T, A
    positions
  • Not based on underutilization No Parity Figure
  • Goal must be based on
  • (1) Past history of appointments
  • (2) Number of anticipated opportunities
  • (3) Availability of qualified U.M. candidates

17
Steps For Developing Upward Mobility Goals
  • Identify all entry technical, professional, and
    administrative classes. Classes with open
    exams
  • Identify the average number of appointments in
    each class over a 3 year period and the number
    advancing from classes in low-paying occupations
  • SPB will provide a data report with this
    information

18
Steps For Developing Upward Mobility Goals -
Contd
  • Estimate the number of anticipated appointments
    in the new fiscal year.
  • Identify the number of persons on lists for entry
    P, T, and A classes and estimate the number who
    will qualify during the year.
  • Identify the number/percent of employees in
    low-paying occupations on those lists.
  • SPB will provide a report for exams in the
    Central Certification System.

19
Steps for Developing Upward Mobility Goals -
Contd
  • Using available info, develop a reasonable U.M.
    appointment goal for each P, T, and A class
    where appropriate.
  • List all U.M. goals on SPB Form AAP05, Rev 3/00,
    Summary of Upward Mobility Goals Report.

20
Required Information To Be Submitted To The SPB
  • SPB Regulation 547.86 requires departments to
    annual submit the following info to the SPB
  • U.M. goals for each entry P, T, and A class
  • An analysis of how successful the department
    was in meeting its goals for the previous year
  • A description of the departments actions that
    demonstrate a good faith effort to meet legal
    requirements for upward mobility programs

21
Required Information To Be Submitted to the SPB -
Contd
  • The number of employees participating in each
    upward mobility activity
  • The annual amount and percentage of the
    departments training budget assigned for upward
    mobility activities.

22
SPB Responsibilities
  • Annually review each departments Upward Mobility
    goals
  • Provide a written response either approving or
    requiring modification to the departments Upward
    Mobility Program.

Bush at Work!
23
Upward Mobility is A Good Investment
Dont Waste A Valuable Labor Resource!
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