Madison…Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement after the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) voted to approve the 2022-2023 compensation plans for state employees.
“We are proud to approve the raises for the good people who do valuable work for our state. With no active campaign to attract workers to Wisconsin, we must be diligent in recognizing the great workers we do have by staying competitive and adjusting for inflation.
“Wisconsin’s worker shortage is real; we see it in every industry, including state employees. With this labor market, we need to be making investments in our state workforce, especially our corrections staff and healthcare staff at state facilities.
“We have strongly urged the governor to use federal funds for employee attraction and retention bonuses at our state’s correctional institutions. We hope he will do the right thing for these hardworking individuals.”