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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:42 AM

Kansas approves 2.5 percent raise for legislative staff, salary study

The Kansas Legislature’s bipartisan leadership council agreed to give their immediate staff members a 2.5 percent raise and develop a plan for dealing with low salaries of full- and part-time legislative employees that contributes to hiring and turnover challenges.

The adjustment was made retroactive to July 1 to reflect the 2.5 percent raise previously authorized for the Legislature’s nonpartisan researchers, auditors, bill drafters and clerks who play an integral role in each session.

Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, said a three-person subcommittee of the Legislative Coordinating Council would report by October on competitiveness of salaries for people who work for the Legislature.

“It seems we have a problem keeping employees,” Wagle said. “All our hirees are under market.”

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190712/kansas-approves-25-percent-raise-for-legislative-staff-salary-study
(Topeka Capital-Journal)

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