2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

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Language Authorizing Salary Actions Effective June 10, 2020 (language only)

Item 474 #1h

Item 474 #1h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 204, after line 6, insert:

"DD. The base salary of state employees shall be adjusted effective June 10, 2020 as follows:

1. Except for those listed in subparagraphs 2. or 3. below, employees who have five years or more of continuous state service shall be increased by $75 for each full year of service up to thirty years.

2. Sworn employees of the Department of State Police, who have three or more years of continuous state service shall receive $110 for each full year of service up to thirty years.

3. Members of the judicial retirement system and higher education faculty and university staff shall receive a one percent salary increase in lieu of the compression adjustment.

4. 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.

5. The Department of Human Resource Management shall develop guidelines and procedures for implementation of this salary compression compensation adjustment.

6. The governing authorities of those state institutions of higher education may provide the salary increase for faculty and university staff based on performance and other employment-related factors, as long as the increases do not exceed what the average would have been based on the general methodology authorized in this paragraph.

EE. Prior to effectuating the salary adjustment authorized in paragraph DD. of this item, the base salary of all sworn officers of the State Police shall be increased by two percent effective June 10, 2020."


(This amendment authorizes salary adjustments for state employees effective June 10, 2020. These adjustments would be reflected in the July 1, 2020 paycheck and a companion amendment in House Bill 30 includes the funding for these actions.)