Some non-union state employees to get raises promised in 2012

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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— A little less than half the state’s management and confidential employees are getting raises owed to them from last year, according to the state’s Division of Budget.

Management and confidential employees are not unionized and total about 10,500 in state government. A majority of the raises are for eligible employees who are receiving step increases that were already doled out last year to union employees; the rest are longevity raises for eligible employees at Grade 17 and below. The planned raises were announced on the Division of Budget’s website in a budget bulletin posted Monday.

Because the state budget was passed with no spending increases for state agencies, the pay raises will be absorbed within existing funding levels, according to the Division of Budget.

Management and confidential employees can include people who work as secretaries in a state agency to upper-echelon agency officials.

The amount of the step increases vary. Management and confidential employees are eligible for a step raise if they’re currently paid within a salary range and were in that job for six months prior to April 2012.

Longevity raises will be worth $1,250 for employees with at least five years and less than 10 years of continuous service. Employees with at least 10 years of service will get a longevity raise of $2,500.

Paychecks should reflect the increases by the end of May.

The decision to implement the raises was made by the Division of Budget in consultation with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The power to control the timing of these raises is granted under state Civil Service Law.

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