Broadband Classification and Compensation Program
Broadbanding is a classification system that replaced the old state classification system by collapsing numerous classes with similar duties into broad occupational categories. Along with the broad categories, broad pay ranges were also created within this system. In essence, 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.
Section 110.2035, Florida Statutes, provides a limit to the number of occupational groups in Florida's classification system to no more than 50, a maximum of six classification levels for each occupation within an occupational group, thus essentially establishing a limit of 300 job classification levels for the State Personnel System, Career Service, Selected Exempt Service and Senior Management Service pay plans. The law also required that the accompanying pay plan provided broad-based salary ranges for each occupational group.
The 3,343 classes under the old classification system were consolidated into 237 occupations under the broadband system.To accomplish this, DMS used a uniform job categorization system, based on the Federal Standard Occupation Classification System (SOC), made up of broadly defined job categories, known as "job families" in the broadband system, and divided further into occupational groups.
In summary, Florida's broadband classification system consists of:
- 23 job families - Job families are groupings of similar occupational groups. One example of a job family is "Legal". Within the job family of Legal are two occupational groups.
- 38 occupational groups - Occupational groups are similar occupations grouped together. One example is within the Legal job family, there are two occupational groups: "Lawyers and Judges" and "Legal Support."
- 150 occupational broadband levels - each occupation group has up to 6 levels. Employees within the Legal Support occupation, for example, are divided among 3 levels based on job difficulty and experience indicators.
- 237occupations - within the Legal Support occupation group, the occupations are court reporters, law clerks, and paralegal/legal assistants.
The broadband levels (up to six per Occupation Group) are based on job intricacy and experience indicators. The following factors are used to distinguish different levels of work within each occupation group:
- Knowledge: measures the technical knowledge required to meet performance standards at a particular level
- Skill: defines how much preparation and learning through experience and training is necessary to perform at a particular level
- Abilities: defines the capacity to perform an observable behavior or produce a product
|Job Families, Occupational Group Characteristics, Occupation Profiles - State of Florida's classification database.|
|- Document that cross-references the Broadband Classification and Compensation System with the previous Classification and Pay Plan.|
Broadband Crosswalk May 2013 (vnd.ms-excel 1.02 MB)
2008 - 2009 Broadband Pay Bands [eff. 10-1-08] (vnd.ms-excel 16.50 kB)
2008-2009 Pay Grades [eff. 10-1-08] (vnd.ms-excel 46.50 kB)
Historical Pay Tables:
2006-2007 Broadband Pay Bands [eff. 10-1-06] (vnd.ms-excel 20.00 kB)
2006 - 2007 Pay Grades [eff. 10/1/06] (vnd.ms-excel 46.00 kB)
2005 - 2006 Pay Ranges [eff. 8-1-05] (vnd.ms-excel 55.00 kB)
|Section 110.2035, Florida Statutes, Classification and compensation program.|
|Section 110.205, Florida Statutes, Career service; exemptions.|
60L-31, Classification Plan, F.A.C. (msword 38.50 kB)
60L-32, Compensation and Benefits, F.A.C. [Rev. 5-21-09] (msword 49.50 kB)
|O*NET - The Occupational Information Network - O*NET database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database and related products will help millions of employers, workers, educators, and students make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work. The O*NET Project is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.|
|Dictionary of Occupational Titles- Provides an alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor.|
If you have any questions or would like more information about Broadbanding, please contact your agency personnel office or the Division of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management Services.
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