Gianforte signs state employee pay plan
Bill funds pay increases negotiated between governor, unions
April 20, 2023
Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the bill that implements the state's 2024-2025 employee pay plan this week, authorizing raises and bonuses for the state workforce over the next two years.
The pay plan calls for either $1.50-an-hour or 4% raises, whichever is greater, for state and Montana University System employees this year and next, effective July 1 of each year. Employees will also receive a one-time bonus, $1,040 for full-time workers and lesser amounts for part-time workers.
The plan also raises the state's per-diem meal rates by 10% and holds employee out-of-pocket health benefit contribu...