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BATON ROUGE, La.-- Gov. Bobby Jindal will reject the Civil Service Commission's plan to revamp the way pay raises are doled out to thousands of state government workers.

The proposal would replace the near-automatic 4 percent annual pay raises given to state employees with a sliding scale of salary increases tied to performance.

The governor's deputy chief of staff, Stephen Waguespack, says the proposal doesn't go far enough to allow managers to determine how much of a raise employees deserve.

The commission adopted a proposal Wednesday that would give 3 percent, 4 percent or 6 percent raises to employees, based on their annual performance reviews. The commission only approved the proposal after removing language that would have given agency chiefs more discretion in deciding how much of a pay raise their employees receive.

Jindal wants that language put back into the proposal.

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