Happy New Year!

Seal of the State of Indiana

Dec. 28, 2018

Fellow state employees, 

Thank you for your service to Hoosier taxpayers this year.

State employees delivered outstanding accomplishments in 2018, such as:

  • Training nearly 1,000 Department of Correction offenders to be contributing citizens;
  • A second straight year of record-breaking jobs commitments;
  • National recognition for our Office of Technology for cyber and digital technology projects;
  • Implementation of programs such as Call 2-1-1 to connect Hoosiers who need help to substance use disorder treatment; and
  • $2.6 billion of infrastructure investment, including completion of
    I-69 Section 5.

There are many more achievements that show you are providing exceptional service and support to Hoosier taxpayers.

Therefore, this year, I am authorizing a pay for performance increase to recognize your work throughout 2018. Once evaluations are completed in January, employees who meet expectations will receive a 2 percent raise; employees who exceed expectations will receive a 3 percent raise, and employees rated outstanding will receive a 5 percent raise. The changes will become effective in February.

Please accept this as a job well done in 2018 and encouragement for continued productivity in 2019. There are always more challenges to meet, and together, we will make this a better state for the people of Indiana and our guests.

May you and your families have a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!


Gov Holcom Esig

Governor Eric J. Holcomb