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"Equipment Differential shall be paid to employees who are temporarily assigned to operate equipment, which has a higher level classification than the employee's current classification, and who are not receiving additional pay for a work assignment outside of job classification" (CS Rule 9-52 Equipment Differential).

The correct equipment differential is determined by the employee's job classification and the equipment operated. Visit the Office of Human Resources website to learn more about classification and pay ranges. This Equipment Differential Processing Guide walks you through:

  1. Choosing the correct equipment differential pay code.
  2. Entering the equipment differential on the employee's timecard.
  3. Adding an optional comment for audit purposes.

View or download the Equipment Differential Processing Guide (pdf).

View or download the Pay Code Cheat Sheet (pdf).

View details about equipment specifications and requirements including:

  1. Introduction to Equipment Differential
  2. Reallocation Policies & Procedures
  3. Class Specification Requirements
  4. Common Tools Used by General Laborers
  5. Types of Commercial Driver's Licenses
  6. Equipment Operator Descriptions
  7. And more...

View or download the Equipment Differential Specifications Guide (pdf) 




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