As the Legislature prepares to return after the summer recess, your ACSS is calling on all legislators to support Senate Bill 1113.
For too long, state supervisors and managers have seen the state's budget balanced on our backs.
Traumatizing pay cuts and furloughs, coupled with near constant attacks on our modest, hard-earned benefits, have backed the state's most skilled and dedicated employees into a corner.
Equally as disturbing as these short-term threats to our livelihood is an issue that receives far less attention, however - the state's long standing lack of fiscal review of compensation for employees excluded from collective bargaining. As you know, in far too many cases, the employees we supervise earn a higher wage than us.
SB 1113, introduced by Sen. Noreen Evans, seeks to remedy this so-called salary compaction and provide supervisors and managers with raises commensurate with their highly skilled and demanding positions. Your ACSS believes it is imperative that Sen. Evans' colleagues vote unanimously to enact this modest legislation immediately following the summer recess in order to avoid a looming critical reduction in public services.
ACSS commends Sen. Evans for her continued support of the state's supervisors, managers, and confidential employees.
See the full text of SB 1113 here.