Edmond, police union agree on labor contract
A police labor contract has been approved with Edmond City Council members. This is the earliest in recent history the two sides have made a deal. Not a lot of issues were on the table, Human Resources Director Anita Breen said.
EDMOND — Just nine days into the new fiscal year, Edmond's Fraternal Order of Police members and the city have a labor contract for the next 12 months.
This is the earliest in recent history the two sides have been able to come to an agreement. Council members signed the agreement this week.
“There weren't a lot of issues on the table,” said Human Resources Director Anita Breen. “This is the earliest we have had an agreement since I have been here.”
Breen joined the city staff six years ago.
Officer Jimmy Gwartney, FOP president, wasn't available for comment on Wednesday.
Police officers will get the same deal the nonunion employees received in the 2012-13 fiscal year budget. They will receive a 3 percent salary adjustment for the next fiscal year because staff evaluations will now be done on the worker's anniversary date instead of doing all evaluations and awarding of step raises on July 1.