Chapter 123:1-37 Pay Supplements
(B) Each request for additional pay supplements shall be submitted to the director by the appointing authority or the employee on the prescribed form. The effective date for such supplements shall be set by the director, upon adequate proof of eligibility.
Additional pay supplements, unless otherwise specifically provided for in these rules or division 124.15(D) of the Revised Code shall be computed for all eligible employees by using the minimum hourly rate of the pay range for the classification to which the employee is assigned. This rate shall be known as the classification salary base. The amount of each supplement shall be computed independently for each pay period, and shall be computed to the nearest whole cent.
(A) The granting of hazard pay is subject to the approval of the director, and justification must be submitted prior to the payment of this supplement as prescribed by the director.
(B) A hazardous condition may be of a permanent or temporary nature, and the duties performed under hazardous conditions rather than the classification itself determines the hazard supplement. A hazardous condition which exists for all positions in a classification is compensated for in the pay range level assigned to that classification. Such normal hazards as are inherent in the classification shall not be compensated further by this supplement.
(C) A permanent hazard is a condition which exists when an employee is performing duties which either by nature or location place the employee in a situation for which the probability of an incident involving personal injury is continuous, and is not common to the duties of that classification.
(D) A temporary hazard is a condition which exists on an infrequent basis when an employee is performing duties which either by their nature or location place the employee in a situation for which there is a probability of an incident involving personal injury, and is not common to the duties of that classification.
(E) The hazard pay supplement shall vary in proportion to accident severity as follows
HAZARD LEVEL PAY SUPPLEMENT
(1) Unusual hazard condition 5%
(2) Considerable hazard condition 7 1/2%
(3) Exceptional hazard condition 10%
(F) The director shall categorize hazardous conditions for each classification from information received into the above-mentioned hazard levels. Hazard severity shall be established through OSHA and Bureau of Workers' Compensation statistics.
(G) All instances of hazard pay supplement inclusive in payroll are subject to audit by the director, and the authorization for the hazard pay supplement may be withdrawn at any time by the director if the hazardous conditions which existed for the job at the time of original hazard pay authorization have substantially changed.
Those positions eligible for the bilingual pay supplement shall require as essential to the fulfillment of the duties, the ability to speak and/or write a language in addition to English, and this shall be reflected on the position description approved by the department of administrative services. The bilingual pay supplement shall equal five percent for each foreign language required for the position. Those positions which require the knowledge and use of braille or hand sign language shall qualify for payment of the bilingual supplement.
(A) Each employee that is temporarily assigned to duties of a position with a higher pay range than is the employee's own, shall be eligible for a working level pay adjustment. This pay adjustment shall increase the employee's base rate of compensation to a rate of pay approximately four percent above the employee's current base rate of compensation. This pay adjustment shall in no way affect any other pay supplement, which shall be calculated using the employee's normal classification salary base.
(A) This working level adjustment shall be for a continuous period in excess of two weeks, but not more than two years as a result of a vacancy.
(A) Professional achievement is either special technical certification granted by a recognized, accredited institution, or registration, or licensure granted by a recognized, duly authorized board or commission. Professional achievement excludes proficiencies gained through in-service training courses; certification, registrations, and licensures in areas not requiring special or extensive or substantive training; and any other conditions prescribed by the director.
(B) The particular type of professional achievement must be mandated for the position by federal or state law or regulation. A similar mandate by an appointing authority is precluded from eligibility for the professional achievement pay supplement. The professional achievement pay supplement shall not be granted to those employees assigned to classifications which include a requirement and compensation for such special certification, registration, or licensure.
(C) The professional achievement pay supplement shall equal five percent of the employee's classification salary base.
(A) Each employee assigned to the an educational position as listed in division 124.181(L) of the Revised Code, whose principal job duty is teaching, as determined by the director, may receive an educational pay supplement for job related education above the bachelor's degree level at an accredited academic institution. This pay supplement shall vary with the educational level as follows:
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL ATTAINED SUPPLEMENTAL PACKAGE
(1) Bachelor's degree plus 20 quarter hours or the equivalent of post-baccalaureate study +2 1/2%
(2) Master's degree +7 1/2% (2 1/2% + 5%)
(3) Master's degree plus 30 quarter hours or the equivalent of post-master's study +10% (7 1/2% + 2 1/2%)
(B) This pay supplement, once granted to the employee, shall remain in effect only so long as the employee's regular job assignment and classification remains unchanged.
A pay supplement of five percent may be granted an employee assigned to educational position, as listed in division 124.181(L) of the Revised Code, who is performing as a master teacher. Such performance is to be determined by the director as evidenced by the employee's official position description, the employee's appointing authority, and a formal consensus among the teacher's working associates and supervisor(s). A master teacher is that exceptional teacher in the school who, because of extended experience or a unique post-graduate education, or both, acts as the non-supervisory lead teacher in the school. The master teacher may advise supervisors, counsel associates, or provide informal direction to an educational program.
A pay supplement of five percent may be granted an employee assigned to educational position, as listed in division 124.181(L) of the Revised Code, who is performing as a special education teacher. These teachers must be certified as special education teachers and must be teaching exceptional students.
Each employee assigned to an educational position, as listed in division 124.181(L) of the Revised Code, who is also assigned by his or her responsible superior the responsibility for specific extra-curricular activity programs, shall receive his or her regular total rate of pay for those hours worked on such programs in excess of their normal work schedule, up to an annual maximum of five percent of their annual salary.