K.1. - Virginia Beach City Council Meeting - 6/6/2023

Ordinance to AMEND the FY2023- 24 Annual Appropriation Ordinance, Sections 17 and 18, re employee salary increase


The City Council adopted the FY2023- 2024 Annual Appropriation Ordinance on May 9, 2023. This ordinance included a salary increase for all full and parttime employees in the amount of 5%. As presented in the May 9th approval, the salary increase was to be split between a step or merit increase of 3% and a general increase of 2%. On May 23, 2023, the City Manager presented a plan to the City Council that would implement the 5% salary increase for non- sworn employees through an adjustment to the pay plan classifications by an increase of one pay range. The City Manager's proposal will allow the City to address compression at the lower pay grades and allow the City to be competitive regionally for other positions.


The City Manager' s adjustment to the previously approved salary increases does not change the funding requirements for fiscal year 2023- 2024. The attached ordinance amends the Annual Appropriation Ordinance to allow the implementation of the proposed adjustments to the pay plan as the manner of providing the 5% salary increase for non- sworn employees. The ordinance also clarifies that the City remains committed to the step plan that was included in the fiscal year 2022- 2023 budget.

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Approve the attached ordinance.

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