GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- State employees have been awarded nearly $14 million in bonuses and merit raises this year, more than twice what they got last year.
Nearly 6,300 employees, or about one in six state workers, got a bonus. Last year, about 1,800 state employees got bonuses totaling about $6 million.
The figures from the Office of State Employee Relations are current through Oct. 20.
The Department of Corrections gave out the most bonuses, with 1,313 employees each getting $750. The Department of Health Services handed out the most money -- a total of $2.2 million as 905 workers each received $2,500.
DHS spokeswoman Stephanie Smiley says bonuses acknowledge the value of top workers.
Gov. Scott Walker says state employees who are doing more with less deserve to be rewarded.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.