2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Conference Report)

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Employee Recruitment and Retention

Item 390 #1c

Item 390 #1c

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections FY2019 $0 FY2020 ($525,784) GF

Page 421, line 27, strike "$1,013,884,498" and insert "$1,013,358,714".

Page 423, after line 41, insert:

"O. Included in the appropriation for this item is $3,525,783 in the second year from the general fund for the Department of Corrections to use for initiatives to improve recruitment and retention of correctional personnel.  Of this amount, $1,051,567 is provided for targeted salary actions for correctional officers at Augusta Correctional Center."


(This amendment adds $526,000 the second year to the general fund to address the high turnover and vacancy rates in some of the Department's facilities. Of the total funding of $3.5 million, $1.1 million is dedicated to a targeted salary increase for correctional officers assigned to the Augusta Correctional Center.)