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DFCS workers to get big pay raise in new state budget

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Child protection workers are getting a big pay raise in the new state budget which Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign Monday.

The $25 billion 2017-2018 budget, which takes effect July 1, gives workers of the Division of Family and Child Services 19 percent pay raises. It also includes per diem rate increases for foster parents, relative foster care providers and child placing agencies.

State employees, including 100,000 teachers, will get 2 percent pay raises. State government retirees will get 3 percent bonuses.

Department of Human Services Commissioner Robyn Crittenden and DFCS Director Bobby Cagle will join the governor at the first of three ceremonial signings of the budget. It will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Fulton County DFCS office on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in northwest Atlanta.

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