By the Fourth of July holiday, word was out that the members of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s had approved a tentative agreement with the County of Orange after more than two years at the negotiating table. The two year agreement has deputies ramping up towards paying their share of pension contributions over the next two years. The deal provides the deputies a modest salary increase and enhancement of health care benefits to help offset the increased costs of paying their full share of pension contributions.
Tom Dominguez, AOCDS President released the following brief statement regarding the agreement:
“Our members have been threatened over the past two years with losing thousands of dollars a year out of their paychecks,” Dominguez said. “Given what the Board of Supervisors did to the Attorneys’ Association that was not an idle threat. Our members had no choice but to support this contract.
The Board of Supervisors held a hard line on full pension pickups and they achieved their goal of having every deputy sheriff pay their full contribution. Our deputies will pay significantly more toward their pension than any other police officer in Orange County.”
The Board of Supervisors is expected to consider the approval of the tentative agreement at the July 15th board meeting. Voice of OC has full coverage of the agreement here.