2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
Co-Patron(s): Berg, Dance, James, Joannou
Compression Adjustment for Constitutional Office Employees

Item 73 #2h

Item 73 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Compensation Board FY2015 $9,257,059 FY2016 $9,257,059 GF

Page 57, line 19, strike "$2,389,282" and insert "$11,646,341".
Page 57, line 19, strike "$2,452,479" and insert "$11,709,538".
Page 60, after line 12, insert:
"R.1 Subsequent to effectuating other salary adjustments provided in this Act, the base salary of full-time employees of locally elected constitutional officers who have five years or more of continuous service in one or more such office or offices shall be increased by $65 for each full year of service, except for sworn deputies in sheriffs' offices and regional jails, who shall receive $70 for each full year of service, up to a maximum of 30 years, effective July 1, 2014.  The Compensation Board shall develop guidelines and procedures for implementation of this salary compression compensation adjustment.
2. Out of funds appropriated in this item, $9,257,059 in the first year from the general fund, and $9,257,059 in the second year from the general fund are included to support the general fund costs associated with the salary adjustment authorized in this paragraph.  The Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer the amounts necessary to fund this salary compression compensation adjustment from this item to the relevant items for each constitutional office program."

(This amendment includes $9.3 million from the general fund each year to provide a compression salary adjustment to employees of constitutional offices modeled similar to the adjustment included for state employees in fiscal year 2014. Constitutional office employees received an additional one percent salary increase in fiscal year 2014 in lieu of the compression adjustment.)