After we published a post back on January 20th about the Fish, Wildlife and Parks giving rather large pay increases to select FWP employees one of our readers sent us a link to the following news report by Marnee Banks from KXLH News in Helena.
Even though the legislature voted to not increase any State employee wages this last session some agencies are authorizing pay increases using the State’s Broadband pay plan to get around keeping employees at status quo. The Broadband plan allows agencies to make adjustments to be competitive in salary to people in similar jobs with similar responsibilities. This is in fact legal to do under current state law as the broadband plan only requires that each agency stay within their budgets and can “tweak” compensation levels to be competitive with other employees with similar responsibilities.
Watch the Video news report or read more about it in the Channel 9 KXLH website