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Public safety employee pay increases
Public safety employee pay increases
Posted on 03/20/2019
“Our public safety employees are a key part of our city's continued progress,” Mayor Jim Strickland said. “You’ve heard me say it before, and I gladly say it again—I am committed to recruiting and retaining quality employees, and I understand that this requires making the right investments to keep us competitive. This year, I’m pleased to announce a proposed 3 percent increase in pay for our public safety employees in our budget.”
“Since 2016, we have been committed to making improvements. Including the 3 percent proposal, below is a summary of what we have been able to do so far for public safety:
• Police commissioned with 11 years or less will have received a total of 8.75 percent in pay increases, $500 bonus + $6,400-7,000 retention bonuses.
• Police commissioned with 12 years or more will have received a total of 10.75 percent in pay increases + $2100 bonuses. 
• Commissioned fire and fire operators will have received a total of 9.00 percent in pay increases and $500 bonus.
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