Section 145.19, Florida Statutes 2003
145.19 Annual percentage increases based on increase for state career service employees; limitation.--
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) "Annual factor" means 1 plus the lesser of:
1. The average percentage increase in the salaries of state career service employees for the current fiscal year as determined by the Department of Management Services or as provided in the General Appropriations Act; or
2. Seven percent.
(b) "Cumulative annual factor" means the product of all annual factors certified under this act prior to the fiscal year for which salaries are being calculated.
(c) "Initial factor" means a factor of 1.292, which is a product, rounded to the nearest thousandth, of an earlier cost-of-living increase factor authorized by chapter 73-173, Laws of Florida, and intended by the Legislature to be preserved in adjustments to salaries made prior to enactment of chapter 76-80, Laws of Florida, multiplied by the annual increase factor authorized by chapter 79-327, Laws of Florida.
(2) Each fiscal year, the salaries of all officials listed in this chapter and s. 1001.47 shall be adjusted by the annual factor. The Department of Management Services shall certify the annual factor and the cumulative annual factors. The adjusted salary rate shall be the product, rounded to the nearest dollar, of the salary rate granted by the appropriate section of this chapter multiplied first by the initial factor, then by the cumulative annual factor, and finally by the annual factor. Any special qualification salary received under this chapter shall be added to such adjusted salary rate, which special qualification salary shall be $2,000, but shall not exceed $2,000.
History.--s. 1, ch. 79-327; s. 19, ch. 80-377; s. 6, ch. 81-167; s. 5, ch. 83-55; s. 3, ch. 84-241; s. 1, ch. 88-42; s. 75, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 3, ch. 93-146; s. 901, ch. 2002-387.