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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: June 28, 2011

For more information contact
Gwen Thorpe at 402-441-7447

Commission on Industrial Relations Decision
for Lancaster County and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #32

The Commission on Industrial Relations has released their decision in the case between Lancaster County and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #32.

The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners received the decision last week. There were no surprises for the County in this decision and the County made strides in several areas. The decision is retroactive to September 9, 2010.

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #32, is comprised of Correctional Officers.

Highlights of the decision include:

  • FOP #32 employees will contribute more to both health and dental insurance premiums. For the first time FOP #32 employees enrolled in single coverage for health insurance will contribute 7% of the premium, and for dental insurance coverage will contribute 9% of the premium. Employees enrolled in 2/4 or family coverage will contribute an additional 5% (total of 20%) for health insurance premiums and an additional 17.5% (total of 32.5%) for dental insurance premiums.
  • FOP #32 employees gave up one 8-hour holiday;
  • The County was able to make changes to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act to use 14 days, instead of 7, for overtime calculation;
  • Increases were made to the minimum and maximum of the pay range. The increase to the minimum is 2.69% and is 3.9% to the maximum. The increase is spread over 10 steps in the range. For the last 2 years, FOP #32 members did not receive a raise. State law requires that wages be determined based on comparability factors.
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