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Bilingual Stipend

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A bilingual stipend is an additional payment on an employee’s paycheck, paid to employees who meet specific conditions. Career Service Rule 9 outlines the bilingual services stipend including who is eligible to receive a per pay period stipend, how much the stipend is and when the employee is no longer eligible for the bilingual services stipend. 

Employee Q&A

A bilingual stipend is awarded to an employee whose current classification does not require the use of a second language, but the employee uses a second language on the job. It is up to the department/agency to determine whether the language usage is sufficient to qualify for a stipend.

Yes, Career Service Rule 9 details eligibility requirements, pay, and effective dates for receiving the bilingual services stipend. For more information on the bilingual stipend please review Career Service Rule 9 Pay Administration.

The bilingual stipend will be added to your paycheck the Sunday after the request is approved in Workday.

 

Manager Q&A

  • Work with department/agency leadership to determine if the employee qualifies for the stipend 
  • Purchase the bilingual test through the approved vendor and provide the instructions to the employee 
  • Request the stipend through Workday and attach the score report 
  • If the employee no longer uses the second language, remove the stipend pay in Workday

Yes, the department/agency will be charged $37.13 per Spanish test. The price varies for other languages.

For Spanish language stipend: After the department/agency deems that the employee qualifies for the stipend, the employee’s supervisor purchases the bilingual test from the OHR approved vendor. Once the employee completes the test, the supervisor requests the stipend in Workday and attaches the score report. The OHR Records team will verify that the employee has a passing score prior to approving the $50 stipend.

For all other languages: After the department/agency deems that the employee qualifies for the stipend, contact AssessmentTeam@denvergov.org for assistance with purchasing and administering the test. Once the employee completes the test, the supervisor requests the stipend in Workday and attaches the score report. The OHR Records team will verify that the employee has a passing score prior to approving the $50 stipend.

 
 

When an employee changes his/her position or transfers, the manager must stop the bilingual stipend in Workday.

When an employee goes out on leave, the manager must suspend the bilingual stipend in Workday. The manager can turn the bilingual stipend back on when the employee returns.