Securing a pay raise for state employees in the 88th Legislature

Across-the-board pay raises for state employees

For over 75 years, the Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA) has been dedicated to safeguarding the financial well-being of both current and retired state employees.

During the 88th Legislative Session, TPEA collaborated closely with legislators to secure a salary increase for the 140,000-plus state employees representing every region of Texas. These individuals play a crucial role in supporting vulnerable children, the elderly, and overseeing various industries, as well as maintaining essential public infrastructure for the state's growth and prosperity.

However, there has been a concerning trend of state employees leaving their positions and the state workforce in significant numbers. This trend is exacerbated by historic inflation and higher salaries in the private sector, which have led many to seek opportunities outside of state employment. As a result, state agency operations and public services are at risk as positions remain unfilled for extended periods in this competitive job market.

Without qualified workers in state agencies, the maintenance of our roads and parks, processing of unemployment claims, investigation of complaints, and smooth operation of state services are all at risk.

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