Earlier this month, PEF representatives met with State officials for a briefing on the Information Technology (IT) Transformation and Business Services Center Consolidation. Click on the links below for a summary memo and presentation materials used at the meeting.
In addition, we have received numerous questions about the States plan's regarding the impact of the OITS transfer of function on State Police employees in "non-competitive" class civilian IT titles. In response to those questions, Department of Civil Service representatives have indicated the following:
- The State is planning on transferring all State Police non-competitive employees who are “substantially engaged” in the IT functions that OITS is taking over to OITS via a Civil Service Law Section 70.2 transfer of function.
- Employees who are moved via CSL Section 70.2 retain the Civil Service classification and status they held prior to the 70.2 transfer. In other words, non-competitive employees who are transferred to OITS will retain their non-competitive status following the transfer.
- DCS representatives indicated that they understand the concerns that State Police non-competitive employees have in this situation. They are reviewing what options may be available to address the situation. One possibility may be legislation to transfer they non-competitive employees into OITS into the competitive class.
- That being said, any action that they take to address the issue will not happen until after the transfer of function is completed.
We have another briefing on the IT Transformation and the BSC consolidation on September 25th We have been promised additional information on the details of the States plan’s regarding the OITS transfer of function. We will certainly inquire specifically about the status of their plans regarding non-competitive State Police IT staff.