A 1.5 percent pay rate increase for Alexandria city government employees was approved by City Council Tuesday as public safety unions have sounded the alarm about the city's pay competitiveness. The city manager had proposed the pay rate increase and one-time bonuses. City Council amended the proposal to offer a one-time $3,000 bonus to all eligible full-time city and state-paid employees rather than the city manager's proposed $1,000. Part-time employees will receive a prorated bonus. Continue reading "Pay Increase Approved For Government Employees In Alexandria"