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Governor announces pay hike for state employees

June 20th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his Fiscal Year 2020 budget includes a 3% pay increase for most state employees.

“Due to our administration’s prudent fiscal management and a robust economy, we are able to provide another well-deserved cost-of-living increase for state employees,” said Governor Hogan. “Our state employees, many of whom are on the front lines in protecting and serving our citizens, work hard every day and we need to ensure that we pay them appropriately for their service.”

“This year, we expanded the pay ranges for state employees so that the state can continue to compete with the private sector and other public employers,” said Secretary David Brinkley of the Department of Budget and Management. “We have talented and valued employees that we want to retain and vacancies in critical classifications that we need to fill. The state’s continued commitment to fairly compensating our public servants will help us do just that.”

The FY 2020 increases are effective July 1 and were negotiated with most of the exclusive bargaining representatives for state employees. Between January 1 and July 1 of this year, most state employees will have received at least a 5.5% cumulative increase to their overall pay.  

One Response to “Governor announces pay hike for state employees”

  1. June 20, 2019 at 2:43 pm, mac said:

    As we all know the cost of everything always goes up. A cost of living increase is a way to maintain and hopefully make a slight increase in state employee pay.
    Keep in mind that all of our local representatives,ALL of our local representatives are against raising the minimum wage.
    The state of Maryland agrees that wages should rise yet those elected individuals would prefer that non governmental workers not get an increase in wages.


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