Compensation study results and implementation

Seal of the State of Indiana

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) initiated a comprehensive compensation study a year ago. This study evaluated all of the State’s civil service job classifications and benchmarked many of them to comparable positions with other public and private employers. As a result, a new, comprehensive compensation strategy has been developed.

This week, agencies in the State’s civil service system will begin using three new pay plans – a general plan, and separate plans for healthcare and information technology. The plans include new salary ranges that reflect a shared, consistent, and effective approach to employee compensation across our diverse agencies.

You will receive a letter this week from your agency with specific information about your new salary. Your pay adjustment will be realized on your November 9th paycheck. All adjustments are unique to each person and are based on many factors, including job classification, previous salary, and scope and field of work.

In addition to the pay changes occurring as a result of the new compensation plans, each employee will receive at least a 5% pay increase representing a general salary adjustment for the cost-of-living increases experienced in 2022. These changes will serve as the 2023 pay adjustments, traditionally made at the beginning of each calendar year.

This phase of the compensation plan impacts those in civil service agencies; other agencies that have separate authority regarding compensation were not included in this study. INSPD will begin to work with those agencies on pay adjustments, which are expected to be completed by the end of the year. More information about the new pay plans will be available on the INSPD website this week.

These positive updates to our pay plans represent the State's commitment to continuing the NextLevel State Work initiatives that began earlier this year, further enabling INSPD to help recruit talented people to serve alongside you.

Thank you for your continued dedication to serving Hoosiers. 


Matthew A. Brown
Indiana State Personnel Department