1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Deputy Sheriffs Salary Increase

Item 546 #9h

Item 546 #9h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY1999 $0 FY2000 $12,513,888 GF

Page 419, line 4, strike "$149,015,834" and insert "$161,529,722".
Page 425, following line 49, insert:
"U.1. Included in this appropriation is $12,513,888 in the second year from the general fund for job class regrades for Compensation Board funded classified sheriffs’ deputies and regional jail officers.  This funding will provide for a one grade-level salary adjustment, effective December 1, 1999, for all deputies and officers grade 8 or higher, and for all grade 7 deputies and officers employed for a minimum of one year as of December 1, 1999.
2.  After December 1,1999, each Compensation Board funded grade 7 deputy or regional jail officer shall be reclassified to a grade 8 deputy or regional jail officer upon the first of the month on or following the one year anniversary of the date of hire into a Compensation Board funded classified position.
3.  The Compensation Board shall provide for a Master Deputy pay grade to those sheriffs’ offices and regional jail facilities which had certified, on or before January 1, 1997, having a career development plan for deputy sheriffs or regional jail officers that meets the minimum criteria set forth by the Compensation Board for such plans.  The Compensation Board shall allow for additional grade 9 positions, at a level not to exceed one grade 9 master deputy per every five of the combined total of Compensation Board grade 7 and 8 deputy positions in each sheriff’s office or regional jail facility.
4.a.  The Compensation Board, with the assistance of the Department of Criminal Justice Services, shall develop enhancements to the Master Deputy Program for deputy Sheriffs and regional jail officers, to create an Enhanced Master Deputy Program.  The enhancements shall include a two-level grade progression on a career track, with increasingly stringent criteria required to obtain each advancement level.  The entry level pay grades for deputy Sheriffs and regional jail officers are classified as grades 7 and 8.  The Enhanced Master Deputy Program shall provide Master Deputy Pay Grades 9 and 10.  Development of the Enhanced Program shall include minimum criteria for the process of selection to the two Master Deputy Pay Grades, and shall include minimum criteria for selection, including minimum length of service, job performance, vehicle safety, firearms proficiency, formal education and any other criteria deemed relevant by the Compensation Board.
b. Each sheriff or regional jail superintendent who desires to participate in the Enhanced Master Deputy Program shall certify to the Compensation Board that the Enhanced Master Deputy Plan in effect in his or her office meets the minimum criteria established by the Compensation Board for such plans.
c.  The Compensation Board shall submit the minimum criteria for the Enhanced Master Deputy Program, and estimated costs of implementation for offices with approved Master Deputy Plans under Paragraph U.3. of this item, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 1999."

(This amendment implements a four grade level career plan for deputy sheriffs. When combined with the general salary increase of 4 percent, deputy sheriffs will receive an increase of 13.7 percent on December 1, 1999.)