County Reaches Agreement with Police Executive Corps
Police Group Becomes Fifth to Extend Agreement through June 30, 2016
Towson, Maryland (October 2, 2013) – County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today that Baltimore County has reached an agreement with its Police Department Executive Corps through Fiscal Year 2016. The Executive Corps comprises 26 employees at the rank of Captain and above.
Although the Executive Corps is not represented by an official bargaining unit, it reaches agreement through the "Meet and Confer" process where selected representatives of these employees agree on terms in discussion with the County's negotiating team. This latest agreement brings the total to five groups that have now extended their agreements by two years. Over the past few weeks, the County reached similar agreements with the fire fighters and paramedics, the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses, the Chief Officers of the Fire Department, and General Government SMCs.
"I am very proud of the progress that we continue to make in reaching agreements with our employees," said Kamenetz. "We have outstanding employees, and they are true partners in our effort to manage the County in a fiscally responsible manner."
The agreement provides:
- 3 percent bonus for all Pay Schedule VII employees on the payroll as of October 1, 2014 in November 2014
- 3 percent Cost of Living Allowance for all employees in Pay Schedule VII unit on July 1, 2015
- Employees in Pay Schedule VII shall not be furloughed or laid off in fiscal year 2014, 2015 and 2016.
"I will continue to say it as often as I can: if you want to build and renovate schools, enhance public safety, and rebuild an aging infrastructure, you must manage the budget wisely," said Kamenetz. "Baltimore County employees really are the gold standard in the nation in their understanding of that important fact and County taxpayers appreciate such a reasoned approach to very challenging issues."