On Tuesday, the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners approved a 4-year labor contract with three separate public unions. The new contracts will provide an annual 2 percent base wage adjustment.
The Board unanimously approved the contracts with the Sarpy County Public Employees Association and two units of the Fraternal Order of Police. The Board also approved pay schedules for managers, non-union employees, assistant public defenders and deputy county attorneys.
“If you look across the public sector, these are conservative, yet fair, increases,” said Vice Chairman Jim Warren. “Our primary focus is to provide the best possible service for the lowest possible cost. That’s what the Sarpy County taxpayers deserve, and staying firm at 2 percent provides that.”
The three bargaining units represent the County’s dispatchers, non-sworn employees of the Sheriff’s Office and administrative workers. A similar agreement with the Nebraska Public Employees Union Local 251 is expected in the next few weeks.
“A four-year contract provides budget stability and lets us plan farther ahead, which is critical as Sarpy County continues to grow,” Warren said.