Labor Relations

Comprehensive UW-WFSE Police Management Tentative Agreement Reached

The parties reached a comprehensive tentative agreement for the 2015-2017 UW-WFSE Police Management contract, which has been ratified by the WFSE Police Management bargaining unit.

Summary of the 2015-2017 Agreement

Highlights of the agreement include:

Wage Increases: The WFSE Police Management bargaining unit will receive a 3 percent across the board wage increase July 1, 2015 and a 2 percent across-the-board wage increase July 1, 2016.

New Top Step: Effective July 1, 2015, a new step (M) will be established on the pay scales for Sergeants and Lieutenants. Employees who have been at step L for at least one year as of July 1, 2015, will move to step M effective the first pay period of July 2015.

Education Incentive: Police Sergeants and Lieutenants holding a bachelor degree will receive an annual lump sum of $500, or $750 for those holding an advanced degree such as a master’s or juris doctor.

Fitness Incentive: Qualifying Police Sergeants and Lieutenants passing the PFAT-based fitness test will receive a $250 yearly lump sum, provided that the test is administered by a third party and the results are not subject to grievance.

Longevity Premium Schedule: The existing longevity pay schedule will be front-loaded to provide for an increase at three years of service instead of at 25 years.