Posts Tagged ‘salary’

Auditor: Legislature’s salaries, expenses totaled nearly $7.5M

JACKSON — Mississippi spent nearly $7.5 million for salaries and expenses of state lawmakers during the 11 months that ended in early April, according to a new report from the state auditor’s office. That breaks down to nearly $5.2 million for the House of Representatives and $2.3 million for the Senate. The report is dated […] [...]

Council members vote to raise their own salary by $4K annually

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has voted to raise board members’ salaries by $4,000 a year effective July 1, when members are sworn in for the next four-year term. A 3-2 vote raised salaries from $17,500 to $21,500. Five of the six current council members will remain on the board after July 1. Council […] [...]

Supervisors give themselves 15 percent pay raise

LIBERTY — Amite County supervisors have voted themselves a 15 percent pay raise. The Enterprise-Journal reports the action came this past week. Supervisors say it the first one for the board in nearly a decade and is allowed by state law. The board voted unanimously for their increases, which come to $5,700 for each of […] [...]

New USM president raises mininum annual salary

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced a new minimum salary of $21,000 a year to go into effect July 1. Currently 194 employees, many of them in custodial positions, make below that amount. Bennett called the salary hikes “the right thing to do.” He said that many employees work second […] [...]

Circuit clerk’s pay issue results in lawsuit, countersuit

VICKSBURG — Trading one debt in the circuit clerk’s office to pay off another in time for Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree to win a third term was a big deal to her in 2011. So much so, that it was written in a letter to state auditors agreeing to the swap. “Pursuant to our phone […] [...]

Automaker’s workforce to get pay raise this fall

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. will raise pay for its employees in Mississippi and Tennessee. The company has told its employees it will increase their wages starting in October at its Canton and Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plants, as well as its Decherd, Tenn., engine plant. Nissan says pay will go up by 55 cents an […] [...]

Mayor vetoes pay hike for himself, aldermen

STARKVILLE — Mayor Parker Wiseman has vetoed a salary increase for members of the board of aldermen and the mayor. The Starkville Daily News reports the city board had approved the raises Jan. 2 on a 6-1 vote. Wiseman vetoed it Tuesday. The proposal would increase the aldermen’s annual pay from $12,000 to $15,000 and […] [...]

Capital City switching to new payroll system

JACKSON — A new payroll system in Jackson won’t cut the pay of city employees, but workers still will receive less money for the first seven months of 2013. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city is switching to a bi-weekly pay system from the bi-monthly one it uses now, spreading employee pay over 26 pay periods […] [...]

Council adopts new formula to set employees’ salaries

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has approved a new approach to determine the salaries for city employees to go into effect in 2013. The Sun Herald reports the new plan will base salary off of the jobs’ values rather than the people fulfilling those positions. In a study that compared Pascagoula’s city employees’ salaries […] [...]

Business settles with government, to pay workers back wages

GULFPORT — Mandal’s Inc. has agreed with the U.S. Department of Labor to pay 94 employees $85,106 in back wages. The Labor Department said in a news release that its Wage and Hour Division found the company had paid the employees “straight time” for hours worked beyond 40 in a work week. The government says […] [...]

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