Alabama State Employees Association http://apr.org en Conditional Raise For State Workers Clears Hurdle http://apr.org/post/conditional-raise-state-workers-clears-hurdle <p></p><p>An Alabama House committee has agreed with the governor's recommendation of a cost-of-living raise of up to 4 percent for state employees.</p><p>The House Ways and Means-General Fund Committee approved the raise on a voice vote with no opposition Wednesday. The proposal now goes to the House.</p><p>A stipulation of the raise calls for the state to take in more revenue than expected during the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. If that happens, it would be up to the governor to decide whether to grant a raise and how much to give.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:28:43 +0000 The Associated Press 46283 at http://apr.org Conditional Raise For State Workers Clears Hurdle Ala. Governor Reinstating Merit http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-reinstating-merit-0 <p>Alabama state employees are going to get their first raises in five years.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to reinstate merit raises starting Jan. 1. State employees got their last merit raises and cost-of-living raises in late 2008. There have been none since then because the recession affected state tax collections.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bentley signed a letter saying state employees have been asked to do more with less for several years, and it's time to resume merit raises. They can be up to 5 percent annually for meritorious performance.<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:20:17 +0000 The Associated Press 32580 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Reinstating Merit Ala. Governor Reinstating Merit http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-reinstating-merit <p>Alabama state employees are going to get their first raises in five years.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to reinstate merit raises starting Jan. 1. State employees got their last merit raises and cost-of-living raises in late 2008. There have been none since then because the recession affected state tax collections.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bentley signed a letter saying state employees have been asked to do more with less for several years, and it's time to resume merit raises. They can be up to 5 percent annually for meritorious performance.<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:20:14 +0000 The Associated Press 32579 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Reinstating Merit Ala. Governor Says Raises Unlikely this Year http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-says-raises-unlikely-year-0 <p>Gov. Robert Bentley says it's unlikely teachers and state employees will get pay raises in this year's budgets.</p><p>The governor says his staff is studying the issue but that the money is just not there for a state employees' pay raise, which would mostly have to come out of the cash-strapped General Fund budget. He said it also looks uncertain whether the funds will be available for a pay increase for education employees.</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:08:52 +0000 The Associated Press 23842 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Says Raises Unlikely this Year Ala. Governor Says Raises Unlikely this Year http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-says-raises-unlikely-year <p>Gov. Robert Bentley says it's unlikely teachers and state employees will get pay raises in this year's budgets.</p><p>The governor says his staff is studying the issue but that the money is just not there for a state employees' pay raise, which would mostly have to come out of the cash-strapped General Fund budget. He said it also looks uncertain whether the funds will be available for a pay increase for education employees.</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:08:49 +0000 The Associated Press 23841 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Says Raises Unlikely this Year