Washington State Employees Back To 2011 Salaries - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Washington State Employees Back To 2011 Salaries

Posted: Updated:

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State employees won't be getting a raise this year. But as of July 1, they are getting back the 3-percent pay cut and decrease in hours they've been experiencing for the past few years.
    
The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/ckhTXy ) the new state budget brings pay for most state employees back to 2011 levels.
    
State pay is a complicated puzzle, but most workers will be eligible for 1 percent raises in July 2014 if state revenue recovers enough to cover a provision in their contracts.
    
Also, nearly 17,000 general-government workers become eligible to get step-pay raises of 2.5 percent this month if they have worked at least six years and are at the top of their pay range.
    
The state has about 59,000 employees all together.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

    White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:54 PM EST2018-02-25 19:54:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump remains committed to achieving the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the peninsula.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it will see whether North Korea's interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump remains committed to achieving the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" of the peninsula.

    More >>
  • Couple pleads not guilty to new child abuse charges

    Couple pleads not guilty to new child abuse charges

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-02-25 19:48:57 GMT

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple already accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse.    David and Louise Turpin entered pleas Friday to three new charges of abuse. Louise Turpin also pleaded not guilty to a count of felony assault.

    More >>

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple already accused of starving and shackling some of their 13 children has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse.    David and Louise Turpin entered pleas Friday to three new charges of abuse. Louise Turpin also pleaded not guilty to a count of felony assault.

    More >>
  • White House answers online petitions, ducks tax-return issue

    White House answers online petitions, ducks tax-return issue

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:37 PM EST2018-02-25 19:37:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website.    But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That petition attracted more than 100,000 signatures.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a year of silence, the Trump administration is beginning to address a backlog of petitions signed by Americans on the White House website.    But the White House is ducking a high-profile petition calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns. That petition attracted more than 100,000 signatures.

    More >>