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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 675. Personnel Policies for Local Departments of Social Services
5/28/2020

22VAC40-675-10. Definitions.

Part I
General Provisions

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Administrative manual" means the Administrative/Human Resources Manual for Local Departments of Social Services, dated October 19, 2011, last revised May 1, 2015, Virginia Department of Social Services, which outlines the personnel policies and procedures.

"Board" means the State Board of Social Services.

"Classification" means the systematic grouping of positions based on shared characteristics.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services, his designee, or authorized representative.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Social Services.

"Deviate" means to adopt all or portions of the local jurisdiction's personnel policies instead of using policies and procedures outlined in the administrative manual.

"Jurisdiction" or "local jurisdiction" means the city, county, or town under which the local department is a governmental unit.

"KSA" means knowledge, skill, or ability needed to perform the duties of a position.

"Local board" means the local administrative board of social services representing one or more counties or cities.

"Local compensation plan" means the locally developed compensation schedule that lists occupational titles and salary ranges from the minimum to the maximum amounts established for each band and tier and includes other pay actions.

"Local department" means the local department of social services of any city or county of this Commonwealth.

"Local director" means the director or his designated representative of a local department of social services for a city or county.

"Merit system plan" means those regulations adopted by the board in the development and operation of a system of personnel administration meeting requirements of the federal Department of Health and Human Services as relates to compliance with federal merit system standards set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (5 CFR Part 900).

"Occupational group description" means a detailed statement that describes the characteristic elements of each occupational level within the occupational group.

"Salary range" means the range that identifies the minimum and maximum compensation rate authorized for a specific pay band and a specific tier within the pay band.

"State classification plan" means the department's classification plan that consists of approved occupational titles and their corresponding groups, pay bands, tiers, classification codes, equal employment opportunity codes, and effective dates.

"State compensation plan" means the department's pay plan, which provides local departments a basis for developing local compensation plans.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-219 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 20, Issue 08, eff. February 1, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 2009; Volume 32, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2016.

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