Springfield employees covered by the Police Benevolent and Protective Association are close to a new three year deal -- it needs only City Council approval.
It provides a three percent pay raise this year, plus a 2.5 and 2.25 percent hike in 2013 and 2014 respectively. It allows employees to sell back 80 hours of unused sick time every year instead of ammassing it over a career.
The proposal also eliminates the five percent pay spike in 2014. Implemented in 1999, it allows employees to take a five percent salary increase on either their anniversary date or birthday week -- which Mayor Mike Houston says was never accounted for in budgeting.
(posted 10:18 p.m. 11/27/2012 by Alex Degman)