2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Additional 2% Salary Increase for 9 High Turnover Positions

Item 475 #5c

Item 475 #5c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2017 $0 FY2018 $2,553,890 GF

Page 459, line 8, strike "$151,691,160" and insert "$154,245,050".

Page 469, after line 2 insert:

AA.1. Out of the amounts for compensation supplements in this item $2,553,890 from the general fund in the second year is provided for an additional two percent adjustment to the base salary of state employees in the following high turnover job roles effective September 10, 2017 for the purposes of relieving salary compression and maintaining market relevance:

a. Direct Service Associate I

b. Direct Service Associate II

c. Direct Service Associate III

d. Housekeeping and/or Apparel Worker I

e. Registered Nurse I

f. Registered Nurse II/Nurse Practitioner I/Physician's Assistant

g. Licensed Practical Nurse

h. Therapy Assistant/Therapist I

i. Therapist II

2.a Employees in the Executive Department subject to the Virginia Personnel Act shall receive the salary increases authorized in this paragraph only if they attained at least a rating of "Contributor" on their latest performance evaluation.

b. Salary increases authorized in this paragraph for employees in the Judicial and Legislative Departments, employees of Independent agencies, and employees of the Executive Department not subject to the Virginia Personnel Act shall be consistent with the provisions of this paragraph, as determined by the appointing or governing authority. The governing authorities of those agencies and state institutions of higher education with employees not subject to the Virginia Personnel Act shall certify to the Department of Human Resource Management that employees receiving the awards are performing at levels at least comparable to the eligible employees as set out in subparagraph 2.a. of this paragraph.

3. The salary increase authorized in this paragraph is intended to be in addition to any other salary increase authorized in this act."


(This amendment provides an additional 2% pay raise for nine job roles that continue to have high turnover.)