(James Hennerty, CSEA Deputy Director of Contract Administration, April 19, 2010)
The latest news we have is that the Governor has submitted an emergency spending bill to cover the State while there is no budget. It covers the payday of April 28, the first in which court employees are scheduled to receive pay based on salaries 4% greater than the last fiscal year. As we read this bill, employees of the State in the Executive Branch will continue to be paid WITHOUT the 4% raise, but non-judicial employees in UCS are to be paid WITH the 4% included.
We believe this is the way it will be come payday, but in the current atmosphere of fiscal crisis, anything is possible.