1997 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers; Appropriations
By: Representative Green (96th)
House Bill 649
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF STATE SERVICE EMPLOYEES OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD BY AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THREE PERCENT EACH YEAR; TO DIRECT THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD TO ENSURE THAT CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES RECEIVE THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE SALARY INCREASE; TO DIRECT THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE SALARY INCREASES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The State Personnel Board shall adjust the Colonel Guy Groff State Variable Compensation Plan in a manner which will effectuate an increase in the compensation of each state service employee for fiscal years 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000. The increase for each fiscal year shall be in an amount equal to three percent (3%) of each employee's salary in effect on the day immediately preceding the first day of the fiscal year in which the increase is to take effect.
(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. If any state employee is unable to receive the full amount of any salary increase provided for in Section 1 of this act because to award the entire allowable increase would cause that employee's base salary to exceed the end step of his or her particular job classification, the State Personnel Board shall amend the variable compensation plan by increasing the end step of that particular job classification. The increase shall be in an amount necessary to enable all employees in that particular job classification to be eligible to receive the full salary increase to which they are entitled pursuant to this act.
SECTION 3. The Legislature shall appropriate the funds necessary for fiscal years 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 to provide for the increases in compensation provided for in this act.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.