1998 Regular Session
To: Fees, Salaries and Administration
By: Senator(s) Canon
Senate Bill 2307
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-9-148, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO JUSTIFY SALARY INCREASES THAT DO NOT CONFORM TO THE VARIABLE COMPENSATION PLAN; TO REQUIRE THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD TO MAKE CERTAIN REPORTS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-9-148, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-9-148. Before September 1, 1996, and before September 1 of every year thereafter, the State Personnel Board shall prepare a written report to be submitted to the Chairmen of the House of Representatives Appropriations and Fees and Salaries of Public Officers Committees, the Chairmen of the Senate Appropriations and Fees, Salaries and Administration Committees and the Legislative Budget Office specifically describing every increase in compensation, other than salary increases authorized by the Legislature, or additional compensation that was awarded to any state officer, administrator, executive head, employee or employees during the next preceding fiscal year. For each increase or additional compensation awarded, the report shall include no less than the following information: the annual salary of the officer, administrator, executive head or employee before the increase; the total amount of the increase or additional compensation; the justification for the increase or additional compensation; the effective date of the increase or additional compensation; and the source of the additional compensation, including federal or private funds.
Every agency that grants a salary increase for any employee that is inconsistent with the Variable Compensation Plan shall submit a justification for such increase to the State Personnel Board on or before June 30. The State Personnel Board shall report all such increases, with its analysis of the justifications, to the Legislative Budget Office, the Senate Appropriations and Fees, Salaries and Administration and the House Appropriations and Fees and Salaries of Public Officers by July 15.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.