Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

DPS Workers Vote On Pay Deal.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

Package Promises 4% Raise Yearly

Polls closed Monday for Department of Public Safety employees voting on one of the largest pay package agreements in Rio Rancho history, union officials said.

The $617,600 package gives DPS employees a 10 1/2 percent pay increase this year and incorporates annual step raises into the union contract, said Steve Harvey, president of the Department of Public Safety Association, which represents DPS employees.

"The agreement will normalize pay disparity among DPS employees and help retention," Harvey said.

The step raises guarantee employees a 4 percent pay increase annually from here on out. …

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