|Corrections workers at facility at Licking, across state to receive pay increase|
In a ceremony at Jefferson City Correctional Center on Monday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed into law a state operating budget that includes the largest pay raise for corrections staff in Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) history.
Developed by the department, championed by Parson and approved by the state legislature, the pay plan calls for a 3 percent salary increase for all state workers, plus an additional and ongoing 1 percent increase for every two years of service, up to 20 years, for all non-executive corrections staff. The budget includes funding to ensure that the calculation of the 1 percent retention raise applies to all years of previous MODOC experience — further boosting pay for the 1,461 current employees who previously left the department and then returned.
The South Central Correctional Center at Licking has more than 400 employees.
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