INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is dialing back the pay-for-performance raises annually awarded to most state employees.
The Republican announced Wednesday that top-rated executive branch workers will get a 4 percent pay bump next year, down from the 6 percent increases provided in 2016 and 2015.
Employees judged to be "exceeding expectations" will get a 3 percent raise instead of 4 percent, while those just "meeting expectations" will see a 2 percent increase instead of 3 percent.
Pence did not explain in his letter disclosing the raises to employees why they are smaller than prior years.
The governor's term ends Jan. 9. He'll be sworn-in as vice president of the United States on Jan. 20.