Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 391.0117
Salary Schedules


For each fiscal year, a commission shall adopt a salary schedule containing a classification salary schedule for classified positions and identifying and specifying the salaries for positions exempt from the classification salary schedule.


The salary schedule adopted by the commission may not exceed, for classified positions, the state salary schedule for classified positions as prescribed by the General Appropriations Act adopted by the most recent legislature. A commission may adopt a salary schedule that is less than the state salary schedule.


A salary for a position classified under the salary schedule may not exceed the state salary that has been approved by the state auditor’s office and paid by the state for comparable work.


A position may only be exempted from the classification salary schedule adopted by the commission if the exemption and the amount of salary paid for the exempt position is within the range determined appropriate for state exempt positions by the state auditor.


A commission shall submit to the state auditor the commission’s salary schedule, including the salaries of all exempt positions, not later than the 45th day before the date of the beginning of the commission’s fiscal year. If the state auditor, subject to the legislative audit committee’s approval for inclusion in the audit plan under Section 321.013 (Powers and Duties of State Auditor), Government Code, has recommendations to improve a commission’s salary schedule or a portion of the schedule, the state auditor shall report the recommendations to the governor’s office. The governor’s office may not allow the portion of the schedule for which the state auditor has recommendations to go into effect until revisions or explanations are given that are satisfactory to the governor based on recommendations from the state auditor.


This section does not apply to a commission if the most populous county that is a member of the commission has an actual average weekly wage that exceeds the state actual average weekly wage by 20 percent or more for the previous year as determined by the Texas Workforce Commission in its County Employment and Wage Information Report.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 279, Sec. 26, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., 3rd C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 9.04, eff. Jan. 11, 2004.

Source: Section 391.0117 — Salary Schedules, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­391.­htm#391.­0117 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 391.0117’s source at texas​.gov