Jani Revier, budget director for Gov. Butch Otter, told the Legislature’s joint CEC Committee, “We’re holding our own in relation to other employers. The governor hopes that you will join him in recommending another 3 percent CEC, so that we do not lose ground” as Idaho’s economy continues to boom. CEC stands for change in employee compensation; it’s how the Legislature approves funding for raises for state workers. Otter’s recommendation, and the Legislature’s practice in recent years, are to approve a percentage increase in funding to cover merit raises; each agency then determines how much each worker would get, based on performance. Revier also explained the governor’s proposal for a two-month “premium holiday” on state employee health...
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Revier: 'We're holding our own,' urges lawmakers to support 3% CEC