Denver Sheriff Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020: What You Need to Know
The Denver Sheriff Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #27 recently reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining contract for 2020. This agreement covers a wide range of issues, including pay increases, benefits, and working conditions for sheriff deputies.
One of the major changes in this agreement is the pay increase for deputies. Under the new contract, deputies will receive a 3.25% increase in their base salary, which is effective immediately. Additionally, they will receive an additional 2.25% increase in 2021.
The new contract also includes changes to the way deputies are promoted. Instead of being promoted based solely on seniority, deputies will now be promoted based on a combination of seniority and performance. This change is expected to incentivize deputies to perform at their best and improve the overall quality of service provided by the Denver Sheriff Department.
Another significant change in the contract is the increased focus on mental health services for deputies. The Denver Sheriff Department will now provide more resources and support for deputies who are dealing with mental health challenges. This includes access to counseling services, as well as training for supervisors and coworkers on how to recognize and address mental health issues in their colleagues.
The contract also includes changes to the way disciplinary actions are handled. Under the new agreement, deputies will have more opportunities to contest disciplinary actions and will receive more information about the reasons for disciplinary action. This change is intended to improve transparency and fairness in the disciplinary process.
Overall, the new collective bargaining agreement between the Denver Sheriff Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #27 is a positive step forward for the department and its deputies. With increased pay, better opportunities for promotion, and more support for mental health, deputies can feel more valued and supported in their important work protecting the residents of Denver.