State Employee Pay Raise
The last statewide state employee pay raise
occurred in 2000 with the enactment of Senate Bill 959 (2000). It provided
a $2,000 annualized pay increase beginning in October 2000. In the 2004
the Legislature provided an annual $2,100 pay increase in House Bill 2005
for state employees. The Legislature also passed a judicial pay increase
in Senate Bill 1075.
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
- SB 1075 (Morgan/Mitchell):
Provides a pay increase effective in July 2005 for Justices of the Supreme
Court, Judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals, Judges of the Court
of Civil Appeals, district court judges, associate district court judges
and special district court judges. This increase will also affect those
other state officers and judges whose pay is tied to one of the listed
positions receiving the increase. However, certain officers are prohibited
by the Oklahoma Constitution from receiving a pay increase during their
term of office. This bill also creates the Board on Judicial Compensation.
The Board shall meet in every odd-numbered year and make a determination
concerning judicial compensation. Any change to judicial compensation
proposed by the Board shall take effect on July 1 of the following year
unless rejected or amended by the Legislature.
Effective July 1, 2005
- HB 2005 (Mitchell/Morgan):
Provides a two-part pay increase for full-time and part-time officers
and employees of the state, including temporary and other limited-term
employees. Such employees who were employed on the last working day
of December 2004 shall, beginning in January 2005, receive a $1,400
annualized pay increase. The second part of the pay increase begins
in July 1, 2005, for all those employees who were employed on the last
working day of June 2005. The second part of the raise is equal to a
$700 annualized pay increase.
The first phase of the pay raise which
will begin January 1, 2005, will cost state agencies $24 million.
The second phase will begin July 1, 2005, and will include the annualization
of the FY ’05 pay raise of $1,400 per person plus an additional
$700 per person. The total cost for FY ’06 will be an estimated
Effective July 1, 2004
The Oklahoma State Senate, Senate Staff
Senator Cal Hobson, President Pro Tempore