(Submitted by James Hennerty, CSEA Deputy Director of Contract Administration, April 12, 2010)
Court employees are scheduled to have a 4% salary increase effective April 1. So are State employees in the Executive Branch. But there is no State budget in place to pay for raises or much of anything else. While the powers that be work on finishing the budget, the Governor has the Legislature pass emergency spending bills on a weekly basis to enable State funds to flow to essential operations.
The Governor is NOT allowing payment of the 4% raise to Executive Branch State employees until a budget is in place. (He also wants CSEA and PEF to give up the 4% permanently, although he needs us to agree to that.) It is not yet known if he will authorize an appropriation for the 4% for court employees or not. We will know when he submits next week's emergency bill. If the bill does not contain the raise, the governor says it will be paid when a budget is in place.
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