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No answer for schools

...to save the state $57 million.The conference committee approved budget bill intent language that asks the Department of Administration to re-open labor contracts. But the actual salary adjustment won't be taken up until later this week.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/no-answer-schools
State | AK legislature
State worker raises on chopping block

...money included in the FY 2016 budget, the Department of Administration would have to renegotiate those 11 union contracts...speaking up for them."A spokesman for the Department of Administration said there's no rule against state employees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/state-worker-raises-chopping-block
State | AK legislature
Cuts to education, public defender agency proposed

...and being fined over - if the proposed cut goes through, he said.The subcommittee, which handled the Department of Administration's budget, also proposed a $425,000 cut to the Office of Public Advocacy, which director Rick Allen says...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/cuts-education-public-defender-agency-p
State | AK legislature
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...the salary increases would be a reduction of about $57 million.Leslie Ridle, a deputy commissioner in the Department of Administration, said in an interview that each contract is different, and the department will have to review those it was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/proposal-would-reject-pay-increases-pub
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...Gamble is one of the highest-paid state employees, pulling almost $330,000 in 2014, according to a Department of Administration report. Pugh made about $220,000. UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers made about $322,000. University of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-senate-reverses-some-cuts-univer
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...eliminated all state funding for public broadcasting in a late afternoon meeting Thursday.The subcommittee on the Department of Administration, chaired by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, nixed the $4.2 million budgeted to help fund public radio...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-show-no-love-public-media
State | AK legislature
Walker wants agencies to review cybersecurity

...a mobile device use a personal identification code to access the device, said Andy Mills, with the state Department of Administration. That is an example of the security steps the state is taking, he said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/walker-wants-agencies-review-cybersecur
State | AK legislature
There's a license plate for that

...plate for the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. There's no design proposed for those yet, but the Department of Administration - the folks in charge of the state's license plates - are compelled by the bill to confer with the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/theres-license-plate
State | AK legislature
Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearing

JUNEAU - Proposed cuts equal to employee raises in the departments of administration and education weren't included in a draft operating budget before the House Finance Committee.Rep. Lynn Gattis proposed such...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/pay-raise-issue-gets-attention-budget-h
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Commerce commissioner to live in Juneau

...has long fought to keep state jobs in Juneau, especially high-paying ones. According to a report by the Department of Administration, former Commerce Commissioner Susan Bell made almost $160,000 in 2014.It's not just a question of keeping...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/commerce-commissioner-live-juneau
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