INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Some of Indiana's state employees are getting performance-based raises that are expected to cost $42 million over the next year.
Gov. Mike Pence authorized the raises for state employees Tuesday. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1RGaP6G) Pence told state workers in a letter that the pay increases will be based on performance evaluations that are completed in January.
Workers who meet expectations can expect a 3 percent raise, while those who exceed expectations will receive a 4 percent increase. Those rated outstanding will get a 6 percent hike.
Pence spokeswoman Kara Brooks says the raises are estimated to cost $17.5 million during the final five months of the fiscal year, which ends June 30.
She didn't say how many employees were expected to receive raises. Indiana employs about 28,000 full-time workers.