BATON ROUGE, La. (KPEL) -- State employees will receive a performance pay increase under Gov. Bobby Jindal's Executive Budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

Commissioner Kristy Nichols said Wednesday that the increases would be fully funded under the budget. They would still be subject to the state's Civil Service guidelines and "follow all performance metrics and protocols required by the state's Performance Evaluation System."

“In order for state government to run efficiently, public servants dedicate their lives to the day-to-day operations of the people’s business,” Commissioner Nichols said.  “The people who serve Louisiana have worked to harness technology to maximize their productivity and innovate in ways that have created savings across the lines of service for each state government agency. For their dedication to the people of Louisiana, the FY 15 budget fully funds performance adjustments of more than $60 million for all eligible state employees.”