Gov. Jindal to reject state pay raise changes

By Michael Addison - email

LAKE CHARLES, La (KPLC) -  Expect a new pay raise plan for state workers-- to be rejected by the Governor.

Civil Service Commissioners decided Tuesday to switch an automatic 4% raise for everyone after weeks of meetings and controversy. Governor Jindal did not like their new plan.

He thought managers should have more power to decide what pay raise workers deserved. So, a decision-- after days of expectations --is not in.

This raise change would go into effect July 1, and here's how it would work: In annual performance reviews, workers who "meet expectations" would get pay raises of 3%, those who "exceed expectations" would get 4%, and employees deemed "outstanding" would get 6% increases.

Commissioners say they plan to keep working on ways to make it as fair as possible.

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