Lansing State Journal – State employees who work directly with the public will get bonus pay during the coronavirus pandemic.
Approximately 10,000 state employees working in prisons, state hospitals, veterans homes and law enforcement will get $750 biweekly pay premiums “in recognition of the nature of their work,” State Employer Liza Estlund-Olson said in a statement Saturday.
The State Employer and state worker unions agreed to the premiums “to recognize state employees who continue to fulfill their duties on behalf of the state face-to-face with the public and customers at jobs where social distancing may not always be possible and where they cannot work from home,” State Budget Office spokesperson Kurt Weiss said in an email. [snip]
The bonuses will be paid with federal money.
Read it here.
h/t tctsunami: “…seems Whitmer has no qualms about spending federal money as a bonus for state workers that still meet with the public.”
“What about all the Doctors, nurses, EMT’s and Paramedics out there? And all the law enforcement working and being exposted to the public? Of course, the union is part of it. Federal money for thee but not for me.”