Click here to read the bill that concerns the pay plan (SB289): http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assem…/…/2017R/Bills/SB289.pdf
Fair warning, it’s 98 pages long. Regarding the strikethroughs, OPM struck certain things out so there’s more flexibility going forward in the future re: merit, career, promotion, etc., which means more agency discretion. We’re told this will run through joint budget this Thursday, then will be referred to joint budget personnel next Wednesday – which is great, because we are holding a legislative reception Monday night and we’ll be sure to tell legislatures exactly how important this is to state employees.
There are still a lot of stages to go, and a lot of work to do, but know that OPM, the Governor’s Office and ASEA are all working together on this.
As always, we update our Facebook page immediately upon hearing any news on this.