Alabama's Court System Employees Received Big Raises This Year
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Some administrative employees in Alabama's court system received big raises this year as the court system struggled with budget cuts and fewer employees.
Two lawyers in the Administrative Office of Courts got 31 percent raises. One computer person got nearly a 28 percent raise. Five other employees received raises ranging from 7 to 13 percent. The raises occurred while pay increases were frozen for employees in most state agencies.
The director, Alyce Spruell, says she approved the raises to keep some employees who were offered higher-paying jobs elsewhere and to compensate workers who took on extra duties due to employee cutbacks. She said it was a business decision and she has no qualms about it. She said her agency has about one-third fewer employees than it did a year ago.
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