2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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CA: 1% Cost of Living Adjustment

Item 467 #4s

Item 467 #4s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2015 $16,401,046 FY2016 $32,801,282 GF

Page 397, line 4, strike "$120,942,739" and insert "$137,343,785".
Page 397, line 4, strike "$157,709,181" and insert "$190,510,463".
Page 402, strike line 33 to line 57.
Page 403, strike line 1 to line 19.
Page 402, following line 32, insert:
"O. The Governor is hereby authorized to allocate a sum of up to $49,202,328 from this appropriation in this Item to the extent necessary to offset any downward revisions of the general fund revenue estimate prepared for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 after the enactment by the General Assembly of the 2014 Appropriation Act.  If the general fund revenue estimates prepared subsequent to the 2014 General Assembly Session do not result in downward revisions and, if within 5 days of the preliminary close of he fiscal year ending on June 30, 2014, the Comptroller's analysis does not determine that a revenue re-forecast is required pursuant to §2.2-1503.3, Code of Virginia, then such appropriation shall be used only for employee compensation purposes as stated in paragraphs P, Q, and R below.
P.1. Contingent on the provisions of paragraph O. above, $16,401,046 the first year and $32,801,282 the second year from the general fund shall be used to support the general fund portion of costs associated with a one percent base salary adjustment for all classified employees of the Executive Branch and other full-time employees of the Commonwealth, except elected officials, effective with the pay period beginning December 10, 2014. Included in these amounts are the costs associated with classified employees of institutions of higher education and all classes of state supported local employees including those for which state funding is provided through the Compensation Board.
2. Employees in the Executive Branch subject to the Virginia Personnel Act shall receive the salary increase authorized in this paragraph only if they have attained an equivalent rating of at least "contributor" on their performance evaluation and have no active written notices under the standards of conduct for the preceding review period. However, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the governing authorities of those state institutions of higher education with employees not subject to the Virginia Personnel Act may implement salary increases for such employees that may vary based on performance and other employment related factors.
Q. The Department of Human Resources Management shall increase the maximum salaries for each band within the Commonwealth's Classified Compensation Plan by one percent on December 10, 2014.  No salary increase shall be granted to any employee as a result of this action
R.1. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer amounts to the Compensation Board and to affected institutions of higher education as necessary.
2. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall administratively increase nongeneral fund appropriations as required to implement the base adjustment."

(This amendment provides $49.2 million for a 1.0 (one) percent cost of living base salary adjustment for all state classified and state supported local positions in addition to any other direct and discrete compensation actions included elsewhere in this act.)