The Texas seoners have had their paychecks increased by $1.5 million in the latest round of contract increases announced by the state’s Department of Workforce Development, the Department of Finance and the Department Of Education.
The agency announced Monday that it is extending a contract that had expired earlier this month.
The state has been working to reduce its reliance on state employees for some of its services, including education.
“Texas Seo Trainers (STT) received a $1 million pay raise,” Gov.
Greg Abbott said in a statement Monday.
“This will allow them to provide training to new workers, including those in the hospitality industry.
The State also continues to focus on reducing turnover among our state workforce.”
In August, Texas lawmakers passed a bill that would have allowed the state to increase the pay of its employees by $250,000 annually, but the governor vetoed it.
The new pay increase is based on the average salary for a Texas SEON holder.
The increase will be phased in over a period of four years and is not retroactive to the July 1, 2021, deadline.
The state has also been working with the federal government to expand training for state employees in areas such as education and public safety.
The government announced earlier this year that it would expand the number of stateside training opportunities.
The increase in pay comes as the Texas legislature is scheduled to vote this week on a bill to increase pay for state workers, which was approved by the Senate on Thursday.