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Guidelines for the Salary Increase for Certain State Employees

FPP F.017

Increase for Salary Schedule A & B Employees


House Bill 1, General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article IX, Section 18.02, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, provides authority for an increase for employees paid on Salary Schedules A & B.


Fiscal Year Effective Date Annual Increase in Salary
2016 Sept. 1, 2015 2.5 percent


  • The appropriations generally cover employees of state agencies, including employees of the Higher Education Coordinating Board, who contribute to the Employees Retirement System (ERS).
  • The appropriations for a salary increase do not include the following:
    • Return-to-work retirees or other employees who do not contribute to ERS
    • Justices and judges of the appellate and district courts
    • Compensatory per diem board or commission members
    • District attorneys
    • Criminal district attorneys
    • County attorneys performing the duties of a district attorney
    • Employees of institutions of higher education (except for certain employees of institutions of higher education who were formerly employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice [TDCJ] and who continue to contribute monthly to ERS)
  • The GAA salary increase rider does not authorize any salary rate above the maximum rates specified in the classified salary schedules.