Signed and Sealed 2020 | #22

Local Association Name: Port Huron Command
Duration: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

  • Reopened, modified, and extended 1 year
    • New Duration: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2020: Increased from 2% to 5%
  • 2021: Remains at 5%

Other Important Issues

  • Detective 10-hour shift log added.
  • Physical Fitness program added.
  • One time payment of $2,000 for those on payroll by January 1, 2020.
  • One time payment of $1,000 for holding an Associate’s Degree.
  • One time payment of $2,000 for holding a Bachelor’s Degree or higher education.
  • LTD Plan with 70% of base salary for non-duty injury or illness.
  • ICMA-RC DC plan match increased from 3% to 4% on February 1, 2020.
  • Employees hired and promoted after February 1, 2020, will continue in the POAM Retirement Plan.
    • MERS DC Plus Plan includes a 401(a) and a 457(b) vested plan.
    • All contributions are on base wage plus the first 200 hours of overtime.
    • 401(a): Employer will provide a 7% contribution and an employee contribution of 3%.
    • Upon completion of probation, the employer will add $1,000 to the employee’s 401(a).
    • 457(b): Employee voluntary contribution to IRS maximum. The employer will match up to 3%, which will be placed into the 401(a).

Bargaining team consisted of President Lt. Roger Wesch and Vice President Lt. Brian Georgia who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Tom Scherer.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #21

Local Association Name: Port Huron Clerical
Duration: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

  • Reopened, modified, and extended 1 year
    • New Duration: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2020: Increased from 2% to 5%
  • 2021: Remains at 5%

Other Important Issues

  • One time payment of $2,000 for those on payroll starting January 1, 2020.
  • One time payment of $1,000 for those with a degree or certification.
  • Employees with a hybrid plan have the option to convert to MERS DC Plus Plan.
  • MERS DC Plus Plan for those hired on or after February 1, 2020. Vested plan.
  • DC Plus Plan includes a 401(a) and a 457(b).
    • All contributions are on base wage plus the first 200 hours of overtime.
  • For the 401(a) plan, the employer contribution is 7% and the employee contribution is 3%.
    • Upon completion of probation, the employer will add $1,000 to the 401(a).
  • 457(b): Employee voluntary contribution to IRS maximum. The employer will match up to 3%, which will be placed into the 401(a).

Bargaining team consisted of President Jenny Leach who was assisted by POAM Business Agent Tom Scherer.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #20

Local Association Name: Saline Command Officers Association (CO58)
Duration: Three-year contract

Wage Increases

  • Maintain 15% pay differential pay from top step patrol officer.

Other Important Issues

  • Drug-free pledge.
  • Add a reference to Michigan Paid Leave Act.
  • Unused sick time. Pre 10 years of service: 50% payout at death/post 10 years of service, 100% payout at death. No payout at the separation of employment. Paid out in for at full retirement. Up to a maximum of 600 hours (at 50% of full value.) On condition, language is negotiated into the patrol officers’ contract.
  • Any accrual currently over 600 hours (sick) paid down at 100% value to 600 hours – after pay down, employees are paid out for overages of 600 hours at 50%.
  • Overtime in the unit will first be offered to bargaining unit members.
  • Supervisor availability pay increased from 1-hour straight time per pay period to 2.5 hours per pay period.
  • Acting chief pay is a 5% premium for hours worked as acting chief of police when assigned to do so.
  • Contribute/employees 6.5% to retirement.
  • Add language:
    • A retiree’s right to participate in the city’s retiree health care plan shall survive the expiration of this agreement. This language is not intended to expand or restrict the level of retirement health care coverage.
  • Employees hired after 2008, the city will pay 10% to the employee’s MEAS OC Retirement Plan.
  • Physical agility testing.
  • Longevity pay increased by $1,000; uniform and cleaning allowances added to the longevity pay of $500.

Bargaining team consisted of Sergeant Jay Basso and Sergeant Andrew Hartwig who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Harry Valentine.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #19

Local Association Name: Oak Park PSA
Duration: One-year contract

Wage Increases

  • $2,500 payment not rolled into the base.

Other Important Issues

  • 60 hours of vacation time for hazard pay.

Bargaining team consisted of President Eric Zarif, Vice President Michael Hodakoski, Secretary John Stanson, and Treasurer David Cardinali who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #18

Local Association Name: Meridian Township POA
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2024

Wage Increases

  • Wages increase of 2% each year, bringing the top pay to $67,953.

Other Important Issues

  • New hire health care employer to contribute 7% base wage into a retiree savings account.
  • New hire pension, hybrid 1.75 Multiplier, 8.29% employee contribution, and 10% employer contribution into DC plan.

Bargaining team consisted of President Kyle Royston, Vice President Dave Metts, and Treasurer Rebecca Payne who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #17

Local Association Name: Westland POA
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2023

Wage Increases

  • Wages increase of 2% each year, bringing the top pay to $72,675.

Other Important Issues

  • Tiered employees had vacation time increased to the top level.
  • Sick leave was corrected.
  • Pension employees who were tiered on pension had multiplier increased to 2.25%, including overtime in FAC.
  • Pension contribution increased to 6%.

Bargaining team consisted of President Neil Egan, Vice President Chad Bristol, Treasurer Matt Allen, Secretary Jason Neville, and Trustee Rob Schurig who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #16

Local Association Name: Redford Township COA
Duration: April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021

Wage Increases

  • Wages are set by differential.

Bargaining team consisted of President Scott Byrnes and Treasurer Bradley Kennedy who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #15

Local Association Name: Washtenaw County DSA
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +1.5% with a .5% bonus (not in base)
    • Effective July 1, 2020

Other Important Issues

  • Hazard pay of a 2% increase for all hours worked will be provided from March 1 to June 30.

Bargaining team consisted of President Gary Lowe, Vice President (Road Patrol) Keith Dezwaan, Vice President (Corrections) Dan McQueer, Secretary Paul Shaffer, Treasure Tracy Colson, Sergeant at Arms Leigh Hathaway were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #14

Local Association Name: Novi COA
Duration: July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +2%

Bargaining team consisted of President Adam Elsen and Vice President Jason Meier who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski (COAM).

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #13

Local Association Name: Redford Township POA
Duration: April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021

Wage Increases

  • Top base pay increased from $64,026 to $66,000 with all steps getting equal percentage increase.
  • Dispatch pay increased to 75% of the patrol.

Bargaining team consisted of President Dan Bailey, Vice President John Burris, Treasurer Lisa Byrnes, and Secretary Mike Brusseau who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #12

Local Association Name: St. Clair County Baliff Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +2%

Other Important Issues

  • 1% increase in employee pension contributions.
  • Paid part-time sick leave added.
  • The grievance procedure time limit adjusted.
  • One-year service required for short-term disability eligibility.
  • Uniforms replaced by county, in addition to footwear and cleaning allowance.
  • Part-time employee seniority based on the date of hire.
  • Part-time employees hired prior to 12/31/2019 earn vacation prorated on hours worked when promoted to full-time.

Bargaining team consisted of President Eric Boucher who was assisted by POAM Business Agent Tom Scherer.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #11

Local Association Name: Farmington COA
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3.5%
  • 2020: +3.25%
  • 2021: +3.25%  

Other Important Issues

  • Sick time payout increased from 25% to 40%.
  • Removal of any Administrative fees in determining the Hard Cap Health Care fees.
  • Employees hired after ratification will require 25 years of service and the age of 50-years-old for their pension.
  • Pension contributions increase 0.50% each year of the agreement.

Bargaining team consisted of Justin DuLong, Bob Houhanisin, Todd Anderson, and Andrew Morche who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kevin Loftis.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #10

Local Association Name: Marysville Police Officers
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3.2%
  • 2020: +3.2%
  • 2021: +3.2%  

Other Important Issues

  • 1% increase for the employer contribution to the 457 plan for employees who are not receiving retiree health care.
  • For new hires on or after 07/01/2019:
    • Reduced DB pension with a 1.5% multiplier
    • O.T. cap of 150 hours for FAC
    • Retirement age is now 57 years old
    • Employee contribution is now 7%

Bargaining team consisted of President Timothy Phipps and Vice President Daniel Stocker who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Tom Scherer.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #9

Local Association Name: Wayne City Command Officers Association
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022

Wage Increases

  • +2.8% 

Other Important Issues

  • Medical coverage was modified with higher deductibles with a substantial saving for out-of-pocket premium co-pays.
  • Wage adjustment: 3% over the duration of the contract, bring the top pay of a sergeant to $74,918.

Bargaining team consisted of President Finley Carter, Vice President Abraham Hughes, and Treasurer Stephen Perez who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #8

Local Association Name: Romulus Police Officers Association
Duration: January 1, 2018, to June 30, 2023

The parties agreed to adjust tier two employees to a tier-one employee on the level of wages and to modify wages to attract employees to the City of Romulus. Wage steps were adjusted and then wage increases were provided across the board.

Wage Increases

  • 01/01/2018: +2%
  • 07/01/2018: +1%
  • 01/01/2019: +1%
  • 07/01/2019: +1%
  • 07/01/2020: +1% 
  • 07/01/2021: +1% 
  • 07/01/2022: +2%
    • These wage increases bring the top wage of a police officer to $70,519 and the top pay of a dispatcher to $57,144.

Other Important Issues

  • Both parties, recognizing the funding level of the current pension system, agreed to bridge down pension benefits from a 3% multiplier to a 2.5% multiplier.

Bargaining team consisted of President Eric Harris, Vice President Matt Reese, Negotiations Member Darryl Nippes, and Sergeant at Arms Ryan Miller who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #7

Local Association Name: Monroe County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022

At the request of the local association, the County reopened negotiations to adjust benefits for second-tier employees. As a result, a contract extension was put into effect. Second-tier employees had their vacation and wages brought up to first-tier employees, bringing the top salary to $64,334.

Wage Increases

  • Effective January 1, 2021, all employees will receive an additional 1.5% wage increase plus a $500 signing bonus.
  • Effective January 1, 2022, all employees will receive an additional 2% wage increase.

Other Important Issues

  • Hazardous duty pay was extended for the duration of the contract.

Bargaining team consisted of President Brian Francisco, Vice President Donald Duncan, Secretary Michael Bomia, Treasurer Ryan Sottile, and Steward Marjorie Martin who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #6

Local Association Name: East Lansing Command Officers Association
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3%
  • 2020: +3%

Other Important Issues

  • The employer agreed to pay the employees’ cost for the POAM Extended Legal Representation plan.
  • College tuition reimbursement was increased from $5,000 to $10,000.

Bargaining team consisted of President Jim Phelps and Vice President Chad Pride who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #5

Local Association Name: City of East Lansing POA
Duration: July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2019: +3%
  • 2020: +3% 
    • These wage increases bring the top wage for a police officer to $64,591.

Other Important Issues

  • The employer agreed to pay the employees’ cost for the POAM Extended Legal Representation plan.

Bargaining team consisted of President Chris Schadduck and Vice President Jeff Spitz who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Kenneth E. Grabowski.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #4

Local Association Name: Sanilac County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +4%
  • 2021: +1.75% 
  • 2022: +1.75%

Other Important Issues

  • Shift premium is $0.50.
  • Longevity:
    • 15 years = 500
    • 20 years = 1000
    • 25 years = 1500
    • 30 years = 2000
  • ½ of sick hours over 640 will be paid annually to the employee.

Bargaining team consisted of Josh Horst, president, and Rob Wendling, vice president, who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #3

Local Association Name: Tuscola County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +3%
  • 2021: +2% 

Other Important Issues

  • New wage step at 10 years of service (+2%).
  • New wage step at 15 years of service (+2%).
  • $0.50 shift premium after 6 p.m.
  • No change in health care.
  • No premium share health care.

The bargaining team consisted of Ryan Herford, president, who was assisted by POAM Business Agent Jim Tignanelli.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #2

Local Association Name: 38th Judicial Circuit Court Juvenile Probation Officers Association/TPOAM
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +1% and $1,000 bonus
  • 2021: +1.5% and $500 bonus
  • 2022: +2%

Other Important Issues

  • Ended tier system for vacation accrual.
  • Modified tier system for wages after 8 years of service with the county in any position. The employee will be moved to a higher wage tier.

The bargaining team consisted of Steve Dunham and Matthew Gunter who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Harry Valentine.

Signed and Sealed 2020 | #1

Local Association Name: 38th Circuit Court Family Division Youth Center Supervisors
Duration: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023

Wage Increases

  • 2020: +1% and $1,000 bonus
  • 2021: +1.5% and $500 bonus
  • 2022: +2%

Other Important Issues

  • End of tiered wage system which gave ½ of the group an extra and immediate a 5% wage increase +1%, end of a tier system for vacations.
  • Change of training language and payment of overtime.
  • Raise the cap on employee earned comp time to 60 hours to 40 hours.

Bargaining team consisted of Harry Valentine, Jackie Ellis, and Austin Wickenhiser who were assisted by POAM Business Agent Harry Valentine.