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Broadband Classification Plan


According to the Service First Initiative of 2001-2002 and Section 8.3., E of the 2002/2003 Conference Report on HB 27E, the Department of Management Services established a classification and compensation plan, called Broadband.  The Broadband system is a method of grouping like duties and pay while providing a high degree of flexibility to agencies in order to meet the needs and demands of the state workforce. This classification and compensation program addressing Career Service (CS), Selected Exempt Service (SES), and Senior Management Service (SMS) positions.  

The Classification Plan contains the class specifications (the allocation factors, examples of work performed, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and some key qualifications for that class) for positions in the CS and SES classification systems. All classifications in the SMS are specific to the position. Therefore, there are no specifications for these classes.

Broadband Resources

The broadband classification system consists of:

  • 25 paybands
  • 23 job families
  • 38 occupational groups
  • 150 occupational group levels
  • Each occupational group has up to six levels
  • Level gradation based on factors such as:
    • Knowledge
    • Autonomy
    • Complexity
    • Decision-making
    • Consequence of error
    • Communication
    • Planning
    • Management/supervisory responsibility

Other Characteristics of the Broadband Plan

  • No required minimum qualifications (except those required by law)
  • Unique position titles optional (assigned by agency)
  • Required KSAs, qualifications and selection criteria determined by hiring authority on a position by position basis, not on an occupation basis
  • 25 Pay bands with range of 125% for most occupations 300% for higher level management occupations
  • Decreased need for reclassifications
  • Higher pay grade (band) minimums for some current classes (e.g. Park Rangers)
  • System includes SES, SMS and Career Service occupations

Contact Us

For more information contact: Human Resource Management at (850) 245-2511.

Last updated: February 07, 2014

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