The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Michael J. Palladino, President

Ballots Sent — Contract Terms & Conditions

December 16, 2014

At the Delegates’ meeting held at the Bay Ridge Manor in Brooklyn on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 17, the Delegate body overwhelmingly voted to send the tentative contract agreement to the membership for ratification.

The votes were as follows:

147 Delegates voted YES

13 Delegates voted NO

15 Delegates were not present



Members should be receiving contract ballots shortly.  Please take the time to read the contract information that will be enclosed with your ballot and vote.  If you have any questions, please call your DEA Borough representatives or call the DEA office and ask to speak with a Board Officer.  Ballots must be received by Election Services Solutions by Friday, February 13th, 2015 when they will be counted commencing at 10:00 a.m.


This represents the terms and conditions of a final settlement:


Effective dates — April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2019 (7 years)

Wage increases — 11.5% compounded

Year    Rate Increase                       Effective Date of Increase

1          1%                                          October 1, 2012 (first day of 7th month)

2          1%                                          October 1, 2013 (first day of 19th month)

3          1%                                          December 1, 2014 (first day of 33rd month)

4          1%                                          December 1, 2015 (first day of 45th month)

5          1.5%                                       December 1, 2016 (first day of 57th month)

6          2.5%                                       November 14, 2017 (14th day of 68th month)

7          3.0%                                       December 1, 2018 (first day of 81st month)

Totals11.5% compounded                        March 31, 2019 (expiration end of 84th month)

Top pay salary figures

Year                                       3rd grade      2nd grade     1st grade

October 1, 2012                    $88,150          $99,053          $113,699

October 1, 2013                    $89,032          $100,043       $114,835

December 1, 2014               $89,922          $101,043       $115,983

December 1, 2015               $90,821          $102,053       $117,142

December 1, 2016               $92,184          $103,583       $118,899

November 14, 2017             $94,488          $106,172       $121,871

December 1, 2018               $97,322          $109,357       $125,527

Upon ratification members will receive an immediate 3% wage increase

Longevity Increases

Longevity increases annually by the same percentages above due to the longevity escalator obtained in the last contract for the 15th and 20th year longevity steps.

Terminal Leave

Terminal leave cash payout option: effective February 1, 2015 if contract is ratified.

In an effort to preserve overtime earned, members will now have a terminal leave cash payout option that we currently do not have. In the calculation of the final average salary, a large percentage of our members waive their accumulated terminal leave upon retirement. This is a benefit we have tried to secure legislatively in Albany for the last 10 years. The legislation was repeatedly vetoed by lawmakers at the City’s request due to the high cost.

The illustration below reflects approximations of terminal leave cash payouts based upon the 2/1/15 effective date:

Continued – see reverse

3rd grade Detectives at top pay (base pay plus longevity and night shift)

20 years/60 calendar days = $17,500

25 years/75 calendar days = $22,000

30 years/90 calendar days = $26,500

35 years/105 calendar days=$31,000

2nd grade Detectives

20 years/60 calendar days = $19,000

25 years/75 calendar days = $24,000

30 years/90 calendar days = $29,000

35 years/105 calendar days=$34,000

1st grade Detectives

20 years/60 calendar days = $21,500

25 years/75 calendar days = $27,000

30 years/90 calendar days = $32,500

35 years/105 calendar days=$38,000

Retroactive Pay

The figures below are approximations on base pay and do not reflect overtime, night shift and longevity

3rd grade — $3,350

2nd grade — $3,775

1st grade — $4,330


The terms and conditions of the Municipal Labor Committee’s Health Agreement 2014 to 2018 are in effect.

As per the savings agreement between the MLC and the City of New York pursuant to the Teachers’ contract, any savings above the agreed-upon amount will be shared by Active employees. There will be no employee contributions on a bi-weekly basis towards the basic Health Benefits package (GHI or HIP).

The DEA agrees to participate in a committee of all Uniformed Supervisory Unions to meet and discuss health coverage for employees who retire prior to age 55 and have health coverage from a new employer.

This agreement is subject to the normal ratification process as per the DEA’s Constitution and By-laws.