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28.1 Pay rates based on years (2080 straight time hours) in classification. January 1, 2014 all employees whose pay rate falls within the pay range will receive a 1.50% general wage increase. January 1, 2015 all employees whose pay rate falls within the pay range will receive a 2.50% general wage increase. The following rates will apply for the term of the agreement:
|Police Officer||Hourly |
Jan. 1, 2014
Jan. 1, 2014
Jan 1 2015
|12 mos. srv||$28.03||$28.17||$28.88|
|24 mos. srv.||$31.54||$31.69||$32.49|
|36 mos. srv||$35.01||$35.19||$36.07|
There shall be no progression step increases from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Employees shall remain at the same step from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, and will not earn or accumulate any hours toward the next step from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
All steps for Police and Sergeant classes and uniform allowances will be increased by the same percentage equal to the increase needed to raise the 36-months Police Officers’ rate to the average top patrol rate of the police officers in Stanton Group cities. The average top patrol rate will be the top base (top step and top merit) plus top longevity but will exclude all other differentials.
The cities in the Stanton Group are all seven (7) county metro Twin Cities suburban cities with police departments that are represented by a union certified by BMS, and have a 2010 census population in excess of 25,000.
The Stanton calculation will occur in the month of November of the applicable year provided that at least 75% of the applicable cities have a settlement in place for the current year. In the event 75% of the cities are not settled by that date, the calculation will occur upon settlement of 75%. Starting in 2014, the Stanton adjustment will be effective January 1st of the year following the November calculation, and shall be retro to January 1 if the calculation is delayed due to a failure of 75% of the cities to be settled by November of the previous year. In recognition that retroactive payments will no longer be made, the University will grant a 0.50% wage increase to all unit employees effective January 1, 2014. Should the November 2014 Stanton calculation be less than 0.50%, there will be no Stanton adjustment or payment due from the employees.
28.2 All progression increases required by this Article shall be effective the first (1st) payroll period following the completion of the required service.