2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones
CA: 3% State Employee Bonus (language only)

Item 468 #3h

Item 468 #3h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations

Page 432, after line 23, insert:
"S.1. All classified employees of the Executive Branch and other full-time employees of the Commonwealth, except elected officials, who were employed on April 1, 2013 and remain employed until at least September 15, 2013, shall receive a one-time performance-based bonus on October 15, 2013, contingent upon additional general fund resources equaling or exceeding $77,200,000 from the combination of actual general fund revenue collections for fiscal year 2013 exceeding the official fiscal year 2013 revenue estimate contained in the first enactment of the 2012-14 appropriations act, as amended by the 2013 session of the General Assembly, and by any discretionary unspent general fund appropriations recommended by the Governor for reversion at the end of fiscal year 2013.  In the event that the combination of the actual general fund revenue collections and discretionary unspent general fund appropriations are less than the amount specified above, the total one-time performance bonus amount shall be prorated to a percent of the average statewide salary that equates to the amount of total general fund resources provided.
a.  The total one-time performance bonus amount is equal to three percent of the statewide average salary and shall be awarded in accordance with the Performance Increase and Formula  policies and procedures of the Department of Human Resource Management.  Employees in the Executive Department subject to the Virginia Personnel Act shall   receive the bonus payment authorized in this paragraph only if they have attained an equivalent rating of at least "Meets Expectations" on their performance evaluation.
2. For purposes of paying the general fund share of the October 15, 2013, performance bonus, after meeting all Constitutionally-required deposits to the Revenue Stabilization Fund, the State Comptroller shall reserve $77,200,000 in the Restricted Fund Balance on the balance sheet for the general fund attributable to fiscal year 2013 general fund revenue collections in excess of the official revenue estimate and discretionary general fund balances recommended for reversion by the Governor, prior to designating amounts for the Committed Fund Balance.
3. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall administratively increase nongeneral fund appropriations as required to implement the one-time bonus payment."

(This amendment provides for a one-time performance-based bonus for state employees, contingent upon the combination of year-end 2013 general fund revenue collections and unspent general fund appropriations exceeding $77.2 million. The bonus amounts for employees would vary based on the employee's annual performance evaluation rating.)