All session, UPEA has worked closely with legislative leadership on public employee compensation. Despite dismal General Fund revenue numbers creating challenges this budget year, UPEA was able to secure funding for the 2% pay increase for all state and higher education employees. UPEA also ensured the 7.3% PEHP health insurance increase was fully funded. The legislature also funded the $26 401(k) match for state employees.
Rep. James Dunnigan (R) – Taylorsville said “I have worked with UPEA for several years and appreciate how involved and knowledgeable they are in the budget process. UPEA always has creative and practical solutions and is a recognized and valued advocate. State employees are well represented by UPEA.”
To learn more about the bill, click here – SB 8 State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations.