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Mead wants raises for state employees

Posted: Monday, Jul 15th, 2013

PINEDALE – Gov. Mat Mead would like to grant pay bumps and expanded benefits for state employees, including University of Wyoming employees, in the 2015-16 budget. Although, the governor’s budget recommendations, due every other year, are not needed until Dec 1., Mead has already outlined state employee raises as one of his top priorities.

Last year, Mead requested $8.5 million for salary increases and $2.5 million for one-time, merit-based bonuses. Instead, the Legislature approved a one-time, 1 percent bonus that will take effect this fiscal year, which began July 1, and did not raise employees’ base pay.

While Mead did not give specifics on how much money he would be requesting or how much he would like to increase salaries, he believes the additional compensation for workers is needed.

For the complete article see the 07-16-2013 issue.

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