$3 million worth of raises restored for 1,700 state employees
9 months, 1 week ago
Unionized workers at two more state agencies will be getting the pay raises canceled by Gov. Pat Quinn last year.
Nearly 1,700 workers at the Department of Revenue and another 56 at the Criminal Justice Information Authority are affected.
Quinn spokeswoman Kelly Kraft said the administration has determined the two agencies have sufficient funding to meet the raises that were supposed to be awarded during the last fiscal year. The 2012 fiscal year ended June 30.
“The determination was made after further analysis indicated that due to a large number of retirements and attrition that was greater than anticipated, these agencies have sufficient appropriation to pay the contractual raises,” Kraft said.
Almost all of the employees are members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Their contract called for them to receive raises of 2 percent July 1, 2011, 1.25 percent Jan. 1 and another 2 percent Feb. 1.