Gov. Phil Scott added another building block to his deficit-reduction program: no bonuses or raises for non-union state employees - including himself and his team and the appointees who lead the many branches of state government. And that proposed paid family leave for all state workers? Not this year.
"While members of the Vermont State Employees’ Association will get the pay increases set in the most recent contract negotiations for fiscal year 2021, the Scott administration is planning to postpone a new proposed paid leave program for state workers. The pay freeze will affect exempt state employees, including people who work in the offices of the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, the auditor, the attorney general and the administration. The change will eliminate a $1,400 bonus and pay raises.."
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