Classification and Compensation

The Classification and Compensation Branches are responsible for administering the State’s classification and compensation systems and providing personnel management advisory assistance to departmental personnel offices on a variety of classification and compensation issues.  To accomplish this, we

  • establish compensation and classification policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • conduct classification and compensation research and studies;
  • establish new civil service classes of work and determine pay grade levels;
  • perform job audits and ensure positions are properly classified;
  • participate in collective bargaining wage negotiations;
  • develop salary adjustment recommendations for excluded managerial employees;
  • administer the excluded managerial employee performance evaluation program; and
  • review and approve exemptions from civil service.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and Answers

Compensation Plans for State of Hawai‘i Employees

Class Specifications and Minimum Qualifications for State of Hawai‘i (excel)