2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
2% Cost of Living Adjustment: State Only

Item 467 #2s

Item 467 #2s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2015 $0 FY2016 $66,607,488 GF

Page 427, line 40, strike "$111,816,543" and insert "$178,424,031".
Page 433, following line 24, insert:
"O. There is herewith appropriated a sum of $66,607,488 from the general fund in the second year to be used only for employee compensation purposes as stated in paragraphs P, Q, and R below.
P. 1. As provided in paragraph O of this Item, $66,607,488 shall be used to support the general fund portion of costs associated with a two percent cost of living base adjustment for all classified employees of the Executive Branch, and all other full-time employees of the Commonwealth, except elected officials, effective with the pay period beginning June 25, 2015. Included in this amount are the costs associated with classified employees and faculty of institutions of higher education.
Q. The Department of Human Resources Management shall increase the maximum salaries for each band within the Commonwealth's Classified Compensation Plan by two percent on July 1, 2015. No salary increase shall be granted to any employee as a result of this action.
R. 1. The Director of the Department and Planning and Budget shall transfer amounts to affected agencies and 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 budget adjustment."

(This amendment provides $66.6 million GF in the second year in support of the general fund share of a two percent cost-of-living adjustment for all state classified employees and higher education faculty.)