The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. — Paul DiGiacomo, President

Uniform Allowance Discrepancy

February 6, 2020

The DEA has identified 254 members who did not receive the $1,500 Uniform Allowance, despite the fact that they had 15 years of seniority.


As per the amended collective bargaining agreement from July of 2017, it is our opinion these 254 members are entitled to the $1,500. The reason for this discrepancy, as described by Payroll Unit, is that our members reached the 15-year seniority mark after July 1st (Fiscal year), 2019.


The DEA maintains that a member of the service reaches 15 years of seniority at the point of his or her anniversary.


At the time the Uniform Allowance is dispensed, the member who has 15 years of seniority should receive the $1,500 Allowance.


The DEA is currently in the process of filing a formal grievance on behalf of the 254 Detectives.


If you have any questions, contact Paul Morrison at the DEA Office at (212) 587-1000.