Governor recommends pay raises

Nov 29, 2013

The Governor is recommending two-point-five percent pay raises for University of Wyoming and state employees, for each of the next two years.  

Governor Matt Mead is also proposing one-time two percent pay hikes for Community College and K-12 Education employees.  The governor made the recommendations in his proposed two year budget for the fiscal year that begins in July.  Mead says it’s been several years since state and U-W employees have received a raise.

“When you consider base salary, when you consider increase in retirement, when you consider the fact that our turnover has increased.”

Mead says the raises would cost the state 50 million dollars.  He will present his proposed budget to the legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee in two weeks.