BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 600 state Revenue Department employees are getting a 4 percent pay raise retroactive to October 1.

State Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield said the agency has identified dollars to provide for the across-the-board raise instead of the lump sum, one-time bonus originally contemplated.

The state Civil Service Commission on Wednesday approved rescinding the bonuses in favor of the general pay increase.

The pay raise will cost about $1 million annually. The one-time bonus would have run about $650,000.