Oops – there were raises already

In addition to handing out raises to his own staff, Joe seems to have forgotten to mention that there were pay raises for some state employees already.  According to Kabler, “effective Feb. 1, the Division of Personnel upgraded its pay schedule for the first time in seven years, and everyone who fell below the newly raised minimum for their pay grades effectively got a raise with last week’s paycheck.”

While it’s nice that the salary schedules were upgraded, it demonstrates the sad state of affairs in government employment that some people with virtually no on-the-job experience got raises that put them near-equal to workers with many years of exeperience.

Expect an increase in pissed off worker comments over the course of the session.

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