Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Redmond Police bargaining unit negotiates new city contract to increase wages

In their Regular Business meeting this week, City Council approved the 2013-2015 Police Pay Plan with Redmond Police Association union.  Under the plan wages will increase 1.5% in 2013, 2% in 2014 and 2.5% in 2015.  The Detective's clothing allowance will increase from $600/year to $700/year.  Total incremental costs of the collective bargaining unit Pay Plan amount to $216,903 in 2013, $357,154 in 2014 and $529,081 in 2015.

Detectives on special assignments get 4% above their regular base pay.  The average police officer wage in 2013 is $66,228 for a new officer and $76,716 for an officer with 49 months seniority.  Police Leutenants' mean 2013 salary is $87,816.   K-9 officers get 3.5% above base pay and one hour overtime each week. 

Disability, health, and life insurance pay is negotiated including 96 hours vacation for 1-2 years of service and 142 hours vacation at 10 years.  12 paid holidays.  5 days bereavement leave. 

Reported by Bob Yoder
Source:  1/8/13 City of Redmond Agenda.

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