State salaries committee leaning toward more detailed study

After several years of a detailed study, Kansas officials are implementing a new, statewide pay plan for state employees.

And several members of Missouri’s special, Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages said it makes sense for the Show-Me State to follow in Kansas’ footsteps.

“They started similar to what we did, with a small committee that was just going to review a few pay things, a kind of get-in, get-out type of thing,” freshman Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, told colleagues, while reporting on a recent telephone conversation he and committee chairman Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, had with Kansas’ Commerce Secretary, Pat George.

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As a state representative, George chaired Kansas’ Employee Compensation Oversight Committee.

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