Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Civil Service proposes supending merit increases for one year

The State Civil Service Commission will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 2010 to consider adoption of a proposal to suspend state employee merit increases for one year.

Due to the financial crisis currently facing our state, the State Civil Service Commission has determined that the authority it has previously granted to appointing authorities to award merit increases to classified employees shall be suspended for a period of one year. During this period of suspension, no classified employee will be eligible for a merit increase.

This means that no classified employee may receive a merit increase from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Furthermore, after June 30, 2011, no employee will be eligible for a merit increase based on any performance evaluation he or she received from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.

Individuals who wish to comment on this proposal may do so at the public hearing or by writing to the Director of the Department of State Civil Service at Post Office Box 94111, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70804-9111. Comments regarding this proposal should be directed to the attention of civilservicecommission@la.gov.

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