Lawmakers question the data from state consultants in lengthy go-round...

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Several lawmakers on the joint CEC Committee are raising questions about the data in the comparative salary surveys completed by the state’s consultants. Sen. Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon, complained that the “Idaho-centric” Milliman custom survey included five state governments, those of the surrounding states. He requested a version of the survey that excludes those. Rep. Steve Hartgen, R-Twin Falls, said he’s frustrated by the way the data is presented, and said it doesn’t show how Idaho could reach market rates for its employee compensation. “We can’t get there, at least I don’t see how we can get there,” he said, “but maybe we can. Would you comment on my rant? Thank you.” State Human Resources Administrator Susan Buxton said the committee talked...

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Lawmakers question the data from state consultants in lengthy go-round...

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