Pay raise arrives for Georgia state employees, teachers

FILE PHOTO: Georgia state Capitol
FILE PHOTO: Georgia state Capitol(Gray)
Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 12:51 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (WCTV) - Friday is pay raise day for 270,000 state, public university and K-12 employees in Georgia. For the 100,000 state and university employees, it’s the first day that a $5,000 pay raise kicks in.

For the 170,000 K-12 employees, a $2,000 bonus is on the way before June 30. The more than $800 million was pushed into the remaining three months of the state budget by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and lawmakers.

Each state and university employee will get an additional $1,250 over the last three months of the budget year, plus a bonus of up to $3,750. Public school employees will get a $2,000 bonus, completing a $5,000 raise for teachers Kemp promised in 2018.

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