County’s law enforcement awarded 3 percent raises

NORWICH – Chenango County law enforcement deputies have been awarded 3 percent base salary increases and other compensation over a two-year term commencing Jan. 1, 2010 and expiring Dec. 31, 2011, according to the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) website.

The deputies and road patrol unit’s contract had expired Dec. 31, 2009. The award was finalized after an 18-month interest arbitration period followed unsuccessful negotiations between the county and the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) representing the bargaining unit.

County supervisors were expected to review the increases this week in committee. Each member of the unit that is still on the active payroll of the county (approximately 22) and any retiree who worked during the period covered by the award, will receive a retroactive payment.

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