We posted on our Facebook page this week that we might get some information about the progress of a new pay plan proposal during today's Arkansas Legislative Council committee. TSS Secretary Leslie Fisken gave a brief update that creating a new pay plan that would properly compensate state employees is a priority of TSS and OPM. She said that they have hired a consulting firm to look at the structure of the plan and to also provide organizational recommendations. This is the first we have heard of a consulting firm being used and we are interested in seeing what recommendations they provide as they look at other states employee compensation plans. She stated that it could be a few months before we get their report.
Further she said that she is meeting with "leadership" next month about priorities and I am going to assume that means the Governor, Senate and House leaders. This could be an opportunity to pass along our suggestions ahead of that meeting.
Since a new pay plan is one of the state's bigger budget items it will take time to go through the legislative process and as promised we will share with our members and guide you through the process.
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