Longevity pay scale amended in Legislature
House Bill 2914, passed during the recently concluded legislative session, amended the longevity pay policy for full-time, non-academic state employees. The bill changed the monthly amount of longevity pay to $20 for every three years of lifetime service credit, an increase from the former rate of $20 for every five years of credit.
The new longevity pay policy will take effect Sept. 1. Employees who are paid on a monthly basis will see the increase in their Oct. 1 paychecks.
For example, employees with 10 years of service will receive $60 per month instead of $40 per month in their Oct. 1 paychecks. Employees with 21 years of service will receive $140 per month instead of $80 per month in their Oct. 1 paychecks. To calculate the amount of longevity pay an employee will receive each month, take the number of years of total service, divide by three and multiply the number by $20. The result will equal the amount of monthly longevity pay the employee will receive.
The cap on longevity pay is $280. Employees are entitled to longevity pay up to a maximum of 42 years of service.