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File #: 23-512    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/15/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/12/2023 Final action:
Title: Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Cocoa and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) dated October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2024, amending Article 28 Wages for Fiscal Year 2024.
Sponsors: Department Director
Indexes: PBA
Attachments: 1. MOU PBA FY24 WAGES (City Council September 12).pdf
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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

Memo Date: August 28, 2023
Agenda Date: September 12, 2023
Prepared By: Tammy B. Gemmati, Administrative Services Director
Through: Stockton Whitten, City Manager
Requested Action:
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Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Cocoa and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) dated October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2024, amending Article 28 Wages for Fiscal Year 2024.
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BACKGROUND:

On September 14, 2021, City Council approved the ratification of a three-year contract between the City of Cocoa and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) for the contract term of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024. As part of that agreement, salary pay grades and annual wage increases were agreed for the three-year term, which included a seven percent (7%) increase for Fiscal Year 2022 and three percent (3%) increases for Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024. Due to the current market demands and low applicant pools, our salaries are well below the market averages for Police Officers and Communication Officers. The City has experienced high turnover to other cities in Brevard County with higher starting salaries.

This contract includes the classifications of Police Officers, Police Sergeants, and Dispatch/Communication Officers. City Staff recommends increasing the pay plan minimums and maximums by eleven percent (11%) to make the City more competitive and to help retain officers. Additionally, City Staff recommends an annual wage increase of eleven percent (11%) instead of the original three percent (3%) already ratified in the current contract. This brings the salaries to the current market.

Classification
Previous Pay Grades
Revised Pay Grades
Dispatch/Communications Officer
$34,465.60 ($16.57) -$56,721.60 ($27.27)
$38,251.20 ($18.39) - $62,961.60 ($30.27)
Police Officer
$45,073.60 ($21.67) - $70,512.00 ($33.90)
$50,024.00 ($24.05) - $78,270.40 ($37.63)
Police Sergeant
$60,0...

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