Written by Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 9, 2021
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday authorized state agencies to use up to 3% of total salary expenses for merit pay raises for employees.
About 25,900 regular full-time employees are eligible for the raises and their average salary is $45,851, said officials for the state Department of Transformation and Shared Services. These employees don’t include workers at public colleges and universities.
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