Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DeNucci gives out raises

Any wonder why so many tax payers are outraged over State government?

Despite an economic downturn and widespread job and wage cuts for many workers, outgoing state Auditor A. Joseph DeNucci has awarded a 5 percent raise to his staff, retroactive to July 1.

A DeNucci spokesman defended the raises, which he said would cost about $350,000 through the end of the year, as just compensation for a staff that has not seen a pay boost in nearly four years and has taken 11 furlough days over the last two years.

All the candidates running for State Auditor will be faced with the question of whether to rescind these pay raises, which will muddy the waters in the upcoming debates.

4 Comments:

At August 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Eric said...

Not really unpaid furlough days are they if they just give you a raise to cover whatever the amount of pay you lose for those 11 days is. 52 weeks in a year, 5 work days a week, minus 12 paid holidays is 248 days of work. 5% of 248 days is 12.4 days. So that 5% raise more than covers the pay they lost for the 11 unpaid furlough days.

 
At August 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Linda and George said...

I’m no math wiz, but if those numbers Eric stated are true, sounds like a ploy to me. How can anyone justify a 5% raise for a state worker when the state is broke? Does anyone have to pass that raise, or does the auditor just get to give it out? Doesn’t he have a budget he has to live within?

 
At August 12, 2010 at 8:42 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

DeNucci can do whatever he wants as a department head it appears. But leaves it up to the next person to carry over the raises for next year.

 
At August 19, 2010 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

FYI... only one candidate has said he would take back those raises.. Kamal Jain (R).

All the others have said they would look into it.

 

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