What Pay Freeze?

 

What Pay Freeze?

Over 17 Months, Raises Averaged 4.13%

Of these 35 employees, 26 got raises, ranging from 1.5% to 12%, in a 17 month period. 26/35, or 74% of employees, got pay raises averaging 4.13%. Of those that got raises, the average was 5.4%. This data set of 35 is more randomly selected, and thus more indicative of the entire list of 14,000 employees, than the data set below of 59, wherein 19/23 that didn’t appear on the first list, got raises, 83%. Raises ranged from $355 to $14,327.

Below is a larger data set with 59 employees. It includes the set above and adds some randomly selected Department of Administration employees and 13 Department of Administration employees who got bonuses on top of their raises. They are the last 13 in the table. Besides raises, bonuses ranged from $510 to $3,600. The largest raise was 17.2%.

Last name First Name Annual pay May 2010 Annual pay Nov 2011 Increase Percent increase Job/Dept Bonus pay 2011 (Situational Pay)
Aaby Darrell  $               38,230.00  $            39,794.00  $   1,564.00

4.09%

BCI/Lab unknown
Aafedt Randy  $               62,566.00  $            70,073.00  $   7,507.00

12.00%

ECM/Tran unknown
Aagenes Madeline  $               28,641.00  $            29,074.00  $     433.00

1.51%

LPT/DPHHS unknown
Aageson Christopher  $               60,236.00  $            60,245.00  $         9.00

0.01%

PS/Gov unknown
Aakre James  $               45,656.00  $            50,449.00  $   4,793.00

10.50%

CTSM/Tran unknown
Aamold Albert  $               62,004.00  $            65,408.00  $   3,404.00

5.49%

Pilot/DNRC unknown
Aamold Celia  $               23,628.00  $            23,983.00  $     355.00

1.50%

NA/DPHHS unknown
Aarstad Richard  $               38,313.00  $            39,649.00  $   1,336.00

3.49%

A/Hist unknown
Aasal Robert  $               22,339.00  $            22,339.00  $            –

0.00%

CSA/DPHHS unknown
Aasheim Ronald  $               74,963.00  $            83,948.00  $   8,985.00

11.99%

OM/FWP unknown
Babcock Teresa  $               25,355.00  $            25,727.00  $     372.00

1.47%

AT/DPHHS unknown
Baber Tammy  $               24,086.00  $            26,413.00  $   2,327.00

9.66%

TXTech/Rev unknown
Babinez Shellie  $               50,668.00  $            55,652.00  $   4,984.00

9.84%

HPOff/Justice unknown
Bach Edward  $               40,955.00  $            43,209.00  $   2,254.00

5.50%

Maint/Tran unknown
Bachini Jody  $               60,195.00  $            62,312.00  $   2,117.00

3.52%

CivEngS/Tran unknown
Backeberg Cynthia  $               46,841.00  $            50,347.00  $   3,506.00

7.48%

TaxEx/Rev unknown
Backes Kenneth  $               39,416.00  $            41,588.00  $   2,172.00

5.51%

ConTech/FWP unknown
Backstrom James  $               36,150.00  $            36,152.00  $         2.00

0.01%

Maint/Tran unknown
Bacon Roger  $               34,257.00  $            34,257.00  $            –

0.00%

PurAg/Admin unknown
Bacon Dean  $               32,614.00  $            32,618.00  $         4.00

0.01%

Ranch/Corr unknown
Baer Brian  $               39,332.00  $            39,919.00  $     587.00

1.49%

MVSafety/Tran unknown
Baerlocher Lee  $               71,822.00  $            77,214.00  $   5,392.00

7.51%

ProMgr/Tran unknown
Caddell Tatjana  $             173,056.00  $          179,103.00  $   6,047.00

3.49%

Psych/DPHHS unknown
Cade L.  $               37,190.00  $            39,982.00  $   2,792.00

7.51%

CivEngTech/Tran unknown
Cadwallader Mark  $               66,372.00  $            70,015.00  $   3,643.00

5.49%

Lawyer/Labor unknown
Cadwell Lori  $               23,836.00  $            24,199.00  $     363.00

1.52%

AcctCl/FWP unknown
Cain Jamie  $               38,334.00  $            38,332.00  $        (2.00)

-0.01%

Acct/Admin unknown
Cain Cyra  $               69,617.00  $            73,441.00  $   3,824.00

5.49%

Atmospher/DEQ unknown
Cain Alan  $               39,041.00  $            41,184.00  $   2,143.00

5.49%

MaintIV/Tran unknown
Cairns Valerie  $               62,816.00  $            65,126.00  $   2,310.00

3.68%

Ad/Public Def unknown
Caissey Joshua  $               21,486.00  $            21,493.00  $         7.00

0.03%

PsychAide/DPHHS unknown
Calabrese Julian  $               53,372.00  $            54,176.00  $     804.00

1.51%

EnSciSpc/DEQ unknown
Calcaterra Daniel  $               39,041.00  $            39,037.00  $        (4.00)

-0.01%

Painter/Corr unknown
Calder Brenda  $               32,760.00  $            33,901.00  $   1,141.00

3.48%

SocServSpc/DPHHS unknown
Ellings Larry  $               40,996.00  $            44,069.00  $   3,073.00

7.50%

Livestock unknown
Petrosky Lori  $               46,051.00  $            47,672.00  $   1,621.00

3.52%

Labor unknown
Conwell Jennifer  $               46,862.00  $            46,860.00  $        (2.00)

0.00%

EconOppSpc/Labor unknown
Ducello Marla  $               46,862.00  $            50,376.00  $   3,514.00

7.50%

AdminSpc/Labor unknown
Tilleman Travis  $               46,841.00  $            47,549.00  $     708.00

1.51%

EconOppSpc/Labor unknown
Gianoulias William  $               97,780.00  $          105,111.00  $   7,331.00

7.50%

Lawyer/Admin unknown
Fitzsimmons Robert  $             100,880.00  $          100,880.00  $            –

0.00%

Financial Examiner/Admin unknown
Olson Martin  $               88,795.00  $            99,449.00  $ 10,654.00

12.00%

Admin unknown
Clark Richard  $             111,612.00  $          111,622.00  $       10.00

0.01%

OtherProf/Admin unknown
O’Connell Thomas  $               83,283.00  $            97,610.00  $ 14,327.00

17.20%

OpMgr/Admin unknown
Noland Steve  $               88,171.00  $            97,436.00  $   9,265.00

10.51%

CISM/Admin unknown
Staudohar Paul  $               81,681.00  $            89,040.00  $   7,359.00

9.01%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                 3,600.00
Duffy Michael  $               48,547.00  $            49,274.00  $     727.00

1.50%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                 1,560.00
Peltomaa Tamara  $               50,315.00  $            58,870.00  $   8,555.00

17.00%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                 1,480.00
Hayhurst Eric  $               40,560.00  $            46,550.00  $   5,990.00

14.77%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                    840.00
Hayhurst Sean  $               33,529.00  $            40,532.00  $   7,003.00

20.89%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                 1,240.00
Andrews Yolanda  $               38,001.00  $            38,000.00  $        (1.00)

0.00%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                 1,080.00
Gleich Cynthia  $               74,006.00  $            76,006.00  $   2,000.00

2.70%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                 2,000.00
Ross John  $               71,552.00  $            74,059.00  $   2,507.00

3.50%

FOSM/Admin  $                                 1,520.00
Roach Rita  $               68,494.00  $            71,925.00  $   3,431.00

5.01%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                    720.00
Kuntz Joseph  $               44,844.00  $            52,625.00  $   7,781.00

17.35%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                    680.00
Christianson Richard  $               48,609.00  $            53,407.00  $   4,798.00

9.87%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                    760.00
Greyn Carra  $               40,518.00  $            48,009.00  $   7,491.00

18.49%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                    510.00
Wertz Kimberly  $               38,001.00  $            38,000.00  $        (1.00)

0.00%

Financial Examiner/Admin  $                                    960.00

 

What pay freeze?

 

From the MEA-MFT website:

Montana state employees voluntarily agreed to a two-year pay freeze in 2009 to help balance the state budget when the Great Recession hitMontana.

 

“They carried their weight, and they continued to provide quality services with no pay increase for the past two years,” said Quint Nyman, executive director of the Montana Public Employees Association, speaking at the May 25 news conference. “Demanding that they do it again while state revenues continue to increase daily is not reasonable.”

 

Nyman continued, “Funding this pay plan agreement was never the issue – the money was always there. The legislative majority said they didn’t want to give state employees a modest increase because private sector employees weren’t getting raises. But that’s just not true. According to the Dept. of Labor Statistics, private sector employees are seeing pay increases — both nationally and inMontana.”

 

Timm Twardoski, executive director of AFSCME, said, “The legislative majority has failed each and every state employee.  They have proven they have no respect for the important work state employees do every day for the people and economy ofMontana. It’s unimaginable to ask anyone to take a pay freeze for five calendar years with no explanation.”

 

“We’re not done with the state pay plan yet,” said Feaver. “We’re fighting for our state employee members, who got a raw deal from the Republican-dominated legislature.”

http://www.mea-mft.org/Articles/state_pay_plan_ulp_dec_15_hearing_on_our_appeal.aspx

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12 Responses

  1. […] employees’ union to state the lawmaker based his assumptions on incorrect information. In an e-mail sent to Montana Watchdog, Rep. Tom Burnett, R-Bozeman, said a review of 35 employees chosen at […]

  2. Tom, shame on you skewing the information and misleading the public about the good work I & my co-workers do! I invite you to come out to the trenches and see what we do & the services we provide to your constituents. I challenge you as a lawmaker to come out & visit our offices & ask US how to save taxpayers money. WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY! I would love to visit with you about this.

  3. Why are Tea Party Republicans so intent on villifying government workers, and why the blanket condemnation of those who serve the public? I do not believe I have seen such a hateful attitude in my life. This antagonistic attitude does nothing to solve any problems for anyone, but only breeds more hate and contempt. Enough already!

  4. […] employees’ union to say the lawmaker based his assumptions on incorrect information. In an e-mail sent to Montana Watchdog, Rep. Tom Burnett, R-Bozeman, said a review of 35 employees chosen at […]

  5. Are you kidding me? Have you not stopped to think about the fact that some of those employees have been with the state for 5 years or longer. Longevity raises are automatically given every 5 years. some of those employees may have changed positions in that time frame which would increase their income. I am a state employee that started just after the pay freeze went into affect. i have gone nearly 3 years without a single raise and the only reason it would appear that i received one is because i now hold a higher paying position. i would still be making the same thing i was 3 years ago had i not started a new position with higher pay.
    you are a joke and should be ashamed of yourself stating that we have no facts and your proof shows we have been getting raises all along. people like you are the reason we are over worked and under paid. we are doing the best we can and instead of thanking us like you should, you shit on us instead and then expect us to work harder.
    I would like to see you in my shoes for one week and see if you could do half the things i do and continue to do them knowing that you are not appreciated by those above you.

  6. […] increments with higher pay. Burnett, pictured at right, told Montana Watchdog while his report “What Pay Freeze?” may be flawed, it proved its point that raises were granted. “I am not claiming it is a valid […]

  7. Wow, you really know how to lie with numbers Tommy. Fact is most folks who work hard for the state got zip, even with Montana being essentially loaded…..hmmmm. Is it really Christian to deny folks a livable wage, is it good for the Montana economy to suppress wages? NO, you are no Christian and you failed to create a single job or put one new penny in MT’s economy….shame on you Tommy.

  8. So a CEO, a union worker, and a Teabagger were sitting around a table. On the table was a plate of a dozen cookies. Without hesitation the CEO snatches eleven of the cookies and begins shoveling them into his briefcase. Surprised by the dismayed objection of the other two, he turned to the Teabagger while motioning at the Union guy, “You better watch out, he want’s half of your cookie.”

  9. Tom.

    Is it true that you voted yes on House Joint Resolution 14, declaring:

    “That if any act of Congress becomes law or if an Executive Order of the President of the United States is put into force beyond the reservations expressed in this resolution, or if any treaty is entered into by the federal government that nullifies the rights of the people of Montana as expressed in the United States or Montana Constitutions, Montana’s “Compact With the United States” may be considered breached and all powers previously delegated to the United States via the United States Constitution revert to the states individually.”

    Do you really believe that secession from the United States of America is anything other than treasonous? Do you believe that most of your constituents agree with you that secession should be a viable option? How can you argue that you represent us?

    I’m sorry Tom. I thought I knew you. I have no idea who you are.
    Greg

    • @Greg. Yup. http://goo.gl/a2aMz

      It’s okay, though. I went to Helena with a house bill mandating Montana’s secession, self-funded, too. It died in committee. Mine was tongue-in-cheek, though…Montana Youth Legislature 1999.

      I somehow find his attitude toward SB 179 more disturbing: goo.gl/Mn5O1

      What say you, Tom?

    • Tom,

      I have not received a reply through this venue. I will try an open letter to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and see if that works better.

      Greg

  10. Greg,

    I heartily endorse your alternative course of action. The buffoonery in Helena last session created such a signal/noise problem that many of Tom’s callow and thoughtless votes became lost in the din of Bedlam. The constituents must be reminded by thoughtful and vigilant peers such as yourself. I look forward to reading your piece in the Chronicle.

    [cara]

    ps. Wait… THE Greg Francis??? Vectors and Ohms? Just made the connection. My goodness, my gracious, could you be any more awesome?

    (Look Tom, you’re building a little community here!!! Strong work.)

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