S.C. agency leaders getting raises of up to 4 percent
Dozens of state agency directors in South Carolina are getting raises of up to 4 percent.
The Agency Head Salary Commission on Tuesday approved performance raises for agency leaders that take effect Jan. 1. The commission determines how much of an increase each director gets. The percentage is based on performance evaluations filled out by either an agency’s governing board or Gov. Nikki Haley for her Cabinet members.
According to the State Budget and Control Board, 38 of the 82 directors and college presidents whose salaries the commission sets will get raises.
Those ineligible include directors who got any other type of increase this fiscal year and those hired since Oct. 1.
The state budget provided public workers a 2 percent cost-of-living increase July 1. Agency heads weren’t eligible for that.