2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Floor Approved)

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Contingent State Employee Bonus in FY 2019 (language only)

Item 475 #1h

Item 475 #1h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 190, after line 31, insert:

"BB.1. All classified employees of the Executive Branch, except those employee groups who are provided a targeted pay raise during fiscal year 2019 in this act, and other full-time employees of the Commonwealth, except elected officials and university faculty, who were employed on April 1, 2018 and remain employed until at least November 24, 2018, shall receive a one-time bonus payment equal to two percent of base pay on December 1, 2018, contingent upon additional general fund resources equaling or exceeding $32,800,000 from the combination of actual general fund revenue collections for fiscal year 2018 exceeding the official fiscal year 2018 revenue estimate contained in the first enactment of the 2016-18 appropriations act, as amended by the 2018 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 2018. In the event that the total of all funds provided for in this paragraph are insufficient to fully fund the general fund cost of the two percent one-time bonus payment, such bonus payment shall be prorated to a percent of base pay for the general fund payroll that equates to the amount of total general fund resources provided.

a. 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 and have no active written notices under the Standards of conduct within the preceding twelve-month period.

2, For purposes of paying the general fund share of the December 1, 2018, one-time bonus, after meeting all Constitutionally-required deposits to the Revenue Stabilization Fund and any required deposits into the Water Quality Improvement Fund, the State Comptroller shall reserve $32,800,000 in the Restricted Fund Balance on the balance sheet for the general fund attributable to fiscal year 2018 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 two percent bonus for state employees on December 1, 2018 contingent on year end June 30, 2018 discretionary general fund balances and undesignated revenue surpluses.)