MacIver News Service
[Madison, Wisc...] The Walker Administration has unveiled a new Compensation Plan for state employees that replaces the old state contracts. The new plan cracks down on overtime abuses and curbs many work rules and add-on provisions that had previously been negotiated with the former employee unions.
Having already saved an estimated $600 million over the next two years through employee contributions to health and retirement plans, department heads will now be given the freedom to assign overtime in an efficient manner without regard to seniority, a move that will save more than $5 million in one state agency alone.
"Overtime is one of the major areas that will be affected as agencies will now have discretion in determining how overtime is assigned," Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch wrote in a letter sent to all state employees Tuesday.
Read the entire article here.