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Cayuga County, sheriffs police union sign collective bargaining agreement

A three-year collective bargaining agreement between Cayuga County and the Cayuga County Deputy Sheriffs Police Association was passed at a full Legislature meeting Tuesday night, providing retroactive pay increases.

The association passed the agreement on Feb. 26, and legislators passed it unanimously Tuesday night. Legislators Tucker Whitman and Joseph DeForest were absent.

The agreement covers certain law enforcement in the sheriff’s office between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2019. It includes a 2-percent retroactive pay increase for 2017, and a 2-percent retroactive pay increase for 2018. On Jan. 1, 2019 those employees will receive a 2.5 percent increase.

Effective Jan. 1 this year, vacation will be deemed earned in 2017, and may be available for this year based upon the number of years employed. For example, someone employed 11 years would receive 16 days, 13 years would receive 17 days, 15 years would receive 18 days and 19 years would receive 19.

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