Submitted by City of McKinney
At a special meeting Tuesday night, the McKinney City Council approved the first Meet and Confer Agreement with the McKinney Police Association and the second agreement with the McKinney Fire Fighters Association.
The city and McKinney Police Association began discussions in January 2012 and concluded in April with consensus on the approved first Meet and Confer Agreement. The agreement covers market competitive pay along with phased-in pay for certification and education. Sick leave pay upon separation was increased. The term of this agreement is three years, from Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2015.
The second Meet and Confer Agreement between the city and the McKinney Fire Fighters Association includes most items from previous agreements. Additions include an agreement on market competitive pay, phased-in education pay, sick leave pay upon separation, and sections regarding fair treatment and management rights. The term of this agreement is two years, from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2014.
“All parties involved in the Meet and Confer process are pleased with the final agreements. Our public safety personnel are among the most talented and dedicated in the country. This agreement allows us to maintain market competitiveness in order to continue to recruit and retain the best employees,” said City Manager Jason Gray.
Both agreements have been previously ratified by the McKinney Police Association membership and the McKinney Fire Fighters Association Memberships, respectively. Ratification by the City Council with the approved resolution finalized the agreement.