Pay Raise

Higher Education
9:36 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Marshall Board Approves Raises for Faculty, Staff

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Faculty and staff at Marshall University are getting pay raises.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that Marshall's Board of Governors approved the pay raises on Wednesday during its regular meeting. The raises total about $1.5 million.

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County Pay Raises
4:15 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Committee Moves Bill to Allow County Employee Pay Increases

Senators Donna Boley and Greg Tucker on the Senate floor.
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A Senate committee Friday approved Senate Bill 379 to remove a salary cap for county employees, if the county finds they have the funds.

Originally the bill required a 12 percent pay raise, but it was amended to ensure lawmakers weren’t passing an unfunded mandate.

“We are not voting for an increase for elected officials. We are lifting a cap in which they can work with their own money. So, this is no state money,” Sen. John Unger said during the meeting.

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Teacher Pay
3:33 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Senate Alters Governor's Pay Increase for Teachers

The West Virginia Senate Education Committee is proposing a sweeping $1,000 pay raise for teachers.
The bill originally proposed a 2 percent raise.
Committee Chair Bob Plymale says they hope the raise will begin to attract highly qualified teachers.
He says many teachers across the state are nearing retirement and the committee wants to compete for new teachers nationally.
While the committee doesn't feel an across-the-board raise of $1,000 is competitive enough, Plymale says it's a start.

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