Most state workers get raises for performance

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Most Indiana state workers will receive pay increases in February based on positive performance reviews.

Daniels said Friday that three-fourths of eligible state workers will receive 3 percent raises for meeting expectations, about one in 10 will receive 5 percent raises for exceeding expectations, and about 5 percent of the workforce will get 8 percent raises after being evaluated as outstanding. The remaining 10 percent of workers will receive no raises after falling short of expectations or needing improvement.

The raises will cost the state an additional $38 million. About 26,000 state employees were eligible for raises.

Daniels established the merit pay plan in 2006.

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