Columbiana County Sheriff’s employees receiving pay raise

LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) — Columbiana County Sheriff’s employees are receiving a pay raise, under the terms of a new contract that will go into effect Monday.

The Morning Journal reports that the 7.5 percent pay raise will occur over the next three years. It was negotiated by the Sheriff’s Office and Fraternal Order of Police union and submitted to county commissioners for action in December.

The contract calls for unionized employees to receive 2.5 percent pay raises in 2016 through 2018, and increases longevity bonuses by $50 in 2017 and 2018. The bonuses are awarded to deputies based on years of service, with the first in the amount of $350 when reaching year five and increasing to $1,350 by year 23, the Morning Journal reports.

There was no change in health insurance, and employees will continue to pay 10 percent of their monthly premiums, the same as other county workers, unless it is altered by commissioners.

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