NCSO deputies receive two-year salary contract |

NCSO deputies receive two-year salary contract

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies have reached a salary agreement with the county. The new contract calls for an 8.75 percent increase over the next two years.

Two percent of the raise is retroactive to Oct. 1, 1998.

Patrick McNulty, president of the Nevada County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, which represents 54 sworn officers, including Truckee deputies, said his group “is satisfied with what they feel is a fair and equitable contract.”

Deputies have been working without a contract since 1996.

Negotiations stalled in late August 1998, when deputies rejected the county’s last and final offer, said one of the association’s negotiators. The county offered deputies a 2 percent cost-of-living-adjustment increase plus benefits. However, it was not retroactive.

In addition to the 2 percent retroactive increase, deputies will receive a 3 percent raise retroactive to March 1.

A third, 3.25 percent raise will be added Oct. 1. The contract runs through October 2000.

McNulty said his group is backing legislative efforts to make binding arbitration part of law enforcement agencies’ bargaining process.

He said that if the legislation fails, deputies will ask for a local referendum on the issue.

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