Restructured Ratified Contract Settlement: Retroactive PaydateMarch 10, 2015
Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. Contract Settlement
An additional 1% raise will be effective 12-1-2015. On Friday, April 24, as scheduled, members’ paychecks reflected the new 3% raises retroactive to April 1, 2012. Retroactivity included base pay, overtime earned, longevity, and uncharted night shift differential. Not included in the retro payment was retroactive holiday pay and retroactive nightshift differential for those members in a steady night shift chart. As of Tuesday, April 28, we do not yet have a pay date for the retro holiday pay and charted night shift differential pay. Once the NYPD’s payroll section gives us a pay date for the remaining retro, we will pass the information on to the membership.
As a result of the recent tentative accord reached between the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) and the City of New York, the City and the SBA agreed to have the Sergeants first 1% raise take effect on the first day of the new contract. As per their agreement, the SBA paid with certain concessions to make the raise effective six (6) months earlier in order to capture additional retroactivity. The DEA immediately requested that we be allowed to restructure our already ratified agreement to reflect that our initial raise be effective on the first day of the contract as well, which is April 1st, 2012. On March 9th, 2015 the DEA and the City of New York amended our agreement to have our initial 1% raise now take effect on April 1st, 2012 instead of October 1st, 2012 (please note the new effective dates below for our 1.5%, 2.5%, and 3% raises). By doing so, DEA members will now receive retroactive payments in base pay, overtime, longevity, holiday pay, and night-shift differential retroactive to the first day of our contract. The Mayor and the Office of Labor Relations issued a public statement following the Coalition’s contract settlement articulating the City’s commitment to pattern bargaining and parity, and the City lived up to that commitment.
Deferral of Retroactive Pay through the Deferred Compensation Plans (457 and 401K):
Members who elect to defer some or all of their retroactive pay for the April 24th pay date must contact Deferred Compensation no later than March 24, 2015. (See attached pdf — “New York City Deferred Compensation Plan Processing Schedule for April 24,2015 Paydate.”)
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% April 1, 2012 (first day of contract)
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% January 1, 2017 (first day of 58th month)
6 2.5% January 1, 2018 (first day of 70th month)
7 3.0% December 17, 2018 (17th 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
April 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
January 1, 2017 $92,184 $103,583 $118,899
January 1, 2018 $94,488 $106,172 $121,871
December 17, 2018 $97,322 $109,357 $125,527
Upon ratification members will receive an immediate 3% wage increase.
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 cash payout option: effective upon ratification.
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 current base pay figures:
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
The figures below are approximations on base pay and do not reflect overtime, night shift and longevity
3rd grade — $3,850 2nd grade — $4,275 1st grade — $4,830
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).
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