Anoka County approved new contracts for sheriff’s supervisors

The Anoka County Board has approved a three-year contract with its Anoka County Sheriff’s Office licensed supervisors bargaining unit.

The unit, comprising four lieutenants and four commanders, is represented by Law Enforcement Labor Services Inc. and has ratified the agreement.

The contract covers the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; the unit has been working without an agreement since Dec. 31, 2010.

According to Scott Lepak, the county’s chief labor coordinator who is an attorney with the law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd., there is no general wage increase for 2011 and 2012 and the county will provide members of the unit with the same general and merit increase, if any, as non-union employees for 2013.

There is an increase in the existing range maximum and the salary range maximum by 3 percent, but employees will not see a pay increase unless it would bring the employees to the applicable start rate, Lepak said.