After receiving a 22% increase in average salaries from 2008 to 2015, the City budget staff is asking for more increases for non-public safety related General Fund employees in 2017.
The agenda for the budget workshop to be held on May 11, 2016 states:
“General employees include all employees that are not part of a collective bargaining unit. The recommendation for fiscal year 2017 is to provide a 3.0% raise. Employees will only be eligible for this increase based on the results of their annual evaluation. This increase allows the City to continue to recruit and retain high-quality personnel at all levels of service provision.”
TR has previously reported that the average change in salaries for General Fund workers from 2008 through 2015 has grown three times as fast as overall wages in Leon County. The increases also outpaced growth in average salaries for teachers and state workers.
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