Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that a tentative contract settlement has been reached with the Sergeants’ Benevolent Association (SBA) on a collective bargaining agreement covering the period from June 1, 2005 through July 31, 2011.
The agreement, which is subject to ratification, covers over 4,600 frontline supervisors in the New York Police Department (NYPD). The total increase in compensation for sergeants over six years is approximately 27.5 percent. The total compounded wage increase is 24.3 percent. Under the agreement, veteran sergeants total compensation will exceed $103,000 before any overtime pay is earned. In addition, the agreement doubles the budgeted amount of Sergeant Special Assignment lines from approximately 5 percent of sergeants to 10 percent of sergeants.
“I am pleased that the city and the Sergeants Benevolent Association have settled this contract,” said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. “Sergeants, as the NYPD’s frontline supervisors, deserve the increased compensation reflected in this agreement.”
The principal features of the settlement are:
At the end of this contract, a sergeant’s basic maximum salary will be $94,962. With longevity pay, holiday pay, uniform allowance and other compensation total pay for veteran sergeants will exceed $103,000. Those sergeants who receive special assignment pay, such as Supervisors of Detective Squads, will be paid $109,002. Over the six-year term, the total cost of the agreement is approximately $200 million, most of which has already been budgeted.
For sergeants newly promoted on or after April 1, 2006, a modified salary schedule will apply effective July 1, 2008:
(Basic Maximum Salary)
Newly promoted sergeants earned a starting salary of $61,093 effective June 1, 2005; under this agreement newly promoted sergeants will earn a starting salary of $73,000 effective July 1, 2008. This enhanced schedule reflects the administration’s concerted efforts to rebuild an adequate salary structure for newly promoted sergeants who were formerly compensated under a reduced pay plan.