Posts Tagged ‘salaries’

Hospital trims staff’s hours in budget-cutting move

MERIDIAN — A Meridian hospital has reduced hours for its staff in what is described as a budgetary move. Anderson Hospital CEO Ray Humphreys tells WTOK-TV hours have been trimmed from 40 per week to 36. He says it covers everyone except those in jobs considered critical. Humphreys says the hospital has experienced a $1.4 […] [...]

Former USProtect workers to get millions in back pay

by Published: November 29,2011

Tags: back pay, courts, federal government, lawsuit, pay, salaries, security, settlement, wages

SILVER SPRINGS, Md. — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved a global settlement that allows the U.S. Department of Labor to recover $7,968,744 in back wages, fringe benefits and 401(k) plan assets for more than 2,000 security guards formerly employed by USProtect Corp., a defunct Silver Spring company that provided […] [...]

Waller lobbying for higher salaries for judges

GULFPORT — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. used a Gulf Coast forum to press the issue of higher salaries for judges. The Sun Herald reports Waller and Justices Randy Pierce and Michael Randolph told members of the Gulf Coast Business Council that a judicial pay bill would be presented to the 2012 […] [...]

BEA: State ranks last in U.S. in personal income

by Published: March 24,2011

Tags: pay, personal income, salaries, wages

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Personal income in Mississippi rose slightly faster than the national average in 2010 — but the state ranked at the bottom of the United States, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports. The BEA said that personal income in Mississippi rose 3.1 percent, slightly higher than the 3 percent national figure. But […] [...]

Bill passes that would alter state superintendent’s pay

by Published: March 6,2011

Tags: education, pay, salaries, state government

JACKSON — A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour would change the salary structure for future state superintendents of education. Current law sets the superintendent’s pay at 90 percent of the commissioner of higher education’s salary. The College Board sets the commissioner’s pay. A bill winning House approval Friday would erase that link and […] [...]

Lawmakers debating salary of state’s education leader

by Published: February 13,2011

Tags: education, salaries, state government

JACKSON — With public school teachers and college professors losing their jobs, some Mississippi lawmakers say it’s time to look at how much the state’s top education leaders are paid. The Senate last Friday voted to send to the House a bill that would change the way the salary is set for the state superintendent of […] [...]

Workers laid off after mayor, aldermen get pay raise

by Published: January 5,2011

Tags: compensation, jobs, layoffs, municipal government, salaries

WAVELAND — The City of Waveland has laid off 11 workers and reduced four full-time positions to part-time. The Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 early yesterday morning after a 3½-hour executive session that began Tuesday night. Mayor David Garcia says the move was made because of shortfalls in the budget. The layoffs include seven public […] [...]

TVA freezes pay of managers, specialists

by Published: December 28,2010

Tags: compensation, electricity, energy, salaries, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. The Chattanooga Times Free Press quotes TVA president Tom Kilgore, who said today the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for two million other federal employees. Although TVA is […] [...]

Mayor, aldermen give themselves a raise

by Published: December 15,2010

Tags: municipal government, salaries

WAVELAND — The Waveland Board of Aldermen has voted to increase salaries for the next four years for themselves and the mayor. Under the city’s special charter, Mayor David Garcia tells The Sun Herald that the board must set the salaries for themselves, the mayor and the city clerk at their first meeting. The board […] [...]

Mayor vetoes salary adjustment for city workers

by Published: October 12,2010

Tags: municipal government, salaries

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Board of Aldermen will have to try again to reassess the 2011 budget after salary adjustments for city employees were vetoed by the mayor. During a special-called meeting yesterday, Mayor Miriam Holder said the adjustments were not fair across the board. Alderwoman Rebecca Hale said no one wanted to cut salaries […] [...]

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