WA state employees back to 2011 salaries

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – State employees won’t be getting a raise this year. But as of July 1, they are getting back the 3% pay cut and decrease in hours they’ve been experiencing for the past few years.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/ckhTXy ) the new state budget brings pay for most state employees back to 2011 levels.

State pay is a complicated puzzle, but most workers will be eligible for 1% raises in July 2014 if state revenue recovers enough to cover a provision in their contracts.

Also, nearly 17,000 general-government workers become eligible to get step-pay raises of 2.5% this month if they have worked at least six years and are at the top of their pay range.

The state has about 59,000 employees all together.

Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com