1997 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers; Appropriations
By: Representative Dedeaux
House Bill 635
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD TO PROVIDE FOR THE UPWARD REALIGNMENT OF CERTAIN JOB CLASSIFICATIONS UNDER THE MISSISSIPPI FORESTRY COMMISSION; TO DIRECT THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE SALARY INCREASES EFFECTUATED BY THE REALIGNMENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) In order to effectuate an increase in the compensation of each state service employee in the following job classifications for fiscal year 1997-1998, the State Personnel Board shall adjust the Colonel Guy Groff State Variable Compensation Plan by providing for the following realignment:
OCCUPATIONAL TITLE REALIGNMENT
Forestry Technician 1 step
Forestry Crew Chief 6 steps
Forestry Crew Member 6 steps
The increase in compensation resulting from the realignment provided for in this subsection shall be in addition to any other increase to which the state employees in those positions may be entitled.
(2) If the increases in compensation provided for in this section would cause any employee's compensation to be in excess of the compensation of the executive head of the state agency or department in which he is employed, then that employee's compensation shall be increased only to the extent that the employee's salary will be equal in amount to the compensation of the executive head.
SECTION 2. The Legislature shall appropriate the funds necessary to provide for the increases in compensation provided for in this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.