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CdA to pay $427K in raises

The city of Coeur d'Alene's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes more than $400,000 in merit-based pay increases. Finance Director Troy Tymesen told The Press 126 city employees are scheduled to receive a raise this year based on their annual review. This year, according to Tymesen, the city has budgeted $427,455 to pay for the wage increases. Employees, Tymesen said, are not eligible for a merit-based raise every year. Most employees, he added, can earn up to a 5 percent pay increase should their review come back with satisfactory marks. Department heads can receive up to 8 percent. However, Tymesen said, those raises are rare since most have reached maximum merit raise levels during their long tenures with the city/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: How much of a raise did you get in the last year?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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