The MPEC bargaining team reached an agreement with the state on December 31st for FY 2023.
All eligible employees will receive a step increase in July 2023 or January 2024, based on the hire date.
All eligible employees will also receive a 2% cola beginning July 2023, which the bargaining team negotiated in the previous year.
These negotiations also resulted in annual salary reviews for certain classifications and policy changes to pay for promotions and reclassifications (MOU Article 5, Section 5). There will no longer be a 12% pay cap. The new policy allows a 6% increase in salary per grade increase. Under the new language, employees will receive a 6%, 12%, 18%, or 24% increase. However, the new rate cannot exceed the maximum in the new grade.