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State worker pay plan delayed

5 years ago Wednesday, November 04, 2009 3:14:17 PM CST November 04, 2009 Wednesday, November 04 2009 Nov 4, 2009 in News
Source: WBRZ

Louisiana state workers are speaking out about all the criticism over their pay raises. Merit raises for 61,000 classified workers has been the subject of many state budget meetings.  The four percent increases have been almost automatic for several years.

The civil service commission is considering a change to the plan. Raises would be based on performance and range from three to six percent.

Critics say that plan would foster favoritism and politics. They also say administrators could use it to their advantage. Others fear they will be fired for speaking out.

The civil service commission delayed a vote until Dec. 9. Another public hearing will be held Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. to give more workers a chance to address the commission.

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