- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Tupelo city employees will receive a 1 percent raise in a month, a small increase intended to boost morale as elected officials hope to provide more in October.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/Ph0Jvl ) the city council, in a split 4-2 vote Tuesday, supported Mayor Jason Shelton’s compromise plan he offered a day earlier that removed an extra $17,380 annual compensation for the Human Resources Department head.

City employees last received a bump in pay in October 2011. Since then, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports inflation has been 4 percent.

Council members hope to provide an additional unspecified raise amount when the next fiscal year begins in October.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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