Wisconsin state employees could see 5 percent raise

MADISON, Wis. - Many state employees in Wisconsin would see 5 percent salary increases over the next 18 months under a plan being reviewed by the Legislature.

The Office of State Employment Relations is recommending a 2 percent raise for nonunion state employees this month; a 2 percent raise in July 2008 and a 1 percent raise in April 2009.

A state employee making $50,000 per year right now would have a $52,540 annual salary by the end of the 18-month period.

The recommendations apply to University of Wisconsin faculty and staff, many executive branch employees and elected officials.

A legislative committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the recommendations tomorrow and could take action on the raises.

Source: Associated Press

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