CHAPTER 436

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GRANTING SALARY INCREASES TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.

WHEREAS, employees of the institutions of the Department of Correction are subjected to unusual physical hazards by virtue of the nature of their work; and

WHEREAS, the recruitment and retention of capable employees at current salary rates has become increasingly difficult; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the welfare and safety of the people of the State of Delaware that these institutions be ably and adequately staffed; and

WHEREAS, the merit system of personnel administration vests in the State Personnel Commission broad discretionary and rule making authority;

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The State Personnel Commission is hereby directed to review salaries assigned to the employees of the Department of Correction to the end that each employee shall be placed in that step of the pay grade to which he is assigned that will increase his salary as paid June, 1968, by a sum that will assure an increase of at least $600 per year and that will conform to the pay schedules adopted by the Commission and approved by the Governor, for employees in the following occupational groups:

(a) Correctional Matron

(b) Correctional Officer

(c) Correctional Lieutenant

(d) Correctional Captain

(e) Deputy Warden

(1) Farm Manager and Foremen

(g) Maintenance Employees

(h) Storeroom Employees

(i) Kitchen Employees

(j) Furniture Shop Employees

(k) Hospital Employees

(1) Office Personnel

(m) Employees in the Parole and Probation Program

Section 2. This act shall not require that the salary already assigned to any employee under the merit system of personnel administration be reduced.

Section 3. The sum of $100,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Corrections for payment of the salary increases provided for in Section 1 hereof.

Section 4. The salary increases stated in Section 1 are to be effective for the year commencing July 1, 1968 and ending June 30, 1969.

Section 5. The funds appropriated hereby shall be used only for the purpose specified and any unexpended funds shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1969.

Section 6. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Became law on August 5, 1968, without the approval of the Governor, and in accordance with Section 18, Article 3 of the Constitution of Delaware.