CHAPTER 305

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 569

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF EMPLOYEES CLASSIFIED UNDER THE MERIT SYSTEM AND THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN NON-CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES.

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

Section 1. Effective July 1, 1974, the following changes shall be made to the pay scale of the Classification and Pay Plan of the State Personnel Commission:

a) The pay scale shall be recomputed using as a base the current paygrade 5, step 1, $179.25 semi-monthly.

b) The pattern of the existing scale shall be followed.

c) Existing errors from "rounding" or other previous adjustments shall be corrected.

d) Each value on the annual pay scale shall then be increased as follows:

PG 3 & 4

PG 5 thru 8

$1200

$ 792

($50.00 semi-monthly)

($33.00 semi-monthly)

PG 10 thru 17

$ 720

($30.00 semi-monthly)

 

PG 19 thru 23

$ 600

($25.00 semi-monthly)

 

PG 24 thru 31

$ 432

($18.00 semi-monthly)

 

e) In effecting sub-paragraphs 1c) and 1d) above, the net changes may slightly exceed the stated values in paygrades up through 17, but the stated values may only be approximated in paygrades 19 and above, due to paragraph 1c). However, no one shall receive a net increase less than $220 annually.

Section 2. Paygrades 3 and 4 shall be consolidated into PG5 at the equivalent step after adding $1200.

Section :3. An additional increment (step 8) shall be added to paygrades up through paygrade 19A.

Section 4. Two longevity increments (step 9, and 10, after 36 month intervals, respectively) shall be added to all paygrades; longevity accrual will commence July 1, 1974.

Section 5. The annual salaries of employees who are not covered by the classification and pay plan of the Merit System of Personnel administration shall be increased by $720 for those whose current salary is $10,000 and below; by $600 for those whose current salary is between $10,000 and $14,000, and by $432 for those whose current salary is above $14,000 except those in the following:

Elected members of the General Assembly

Judges and Justices of the Peace

Uniformed State Police

Elected and appointed Officials whose salaries are determined by separate statute, or by "line item" budget entries

Higher Education (all of Dept 90-xx-xxx)

Public Education (all of Dept 95-xx-xxx)

University of Delaware

Approved May 2, 1974.