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PR- 413-05
November 3, 2005


Collective Bargaining Agreement Includes Over 17% Wage Increase and Covers 5,500 Detectives

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Michael J. Palladino, President of the Detectives’ Endowment Association (DEA), announced that a tentative contract settlement has been reached on a collective bargaining agreement covering the period from February 15, 2004 through February 14, 2008.  The agreement covers four years and includes a greater than 17% wage increase along with a modified salary structure for employees designated as Detectives on or after January 1, 2006.  The agreement is funded through productivity enhancements and other measurable savings.  This settlement is consistent with the parameters of this round of bargaining to compensate employees for increased productivity.

“We are pleased to have reached a successful settlement that recognizes the excellent work and diligence of our NYPD Detectives,” said Mayor Bloomberg.  “Their dedication to duty, commitment to facing any challenges, and their resolute approach to performing their jobs in a highly professional manner has helped make the safest big city in America even safer. This settlement adheres to the basic economic framework found in agreements reached with our other uniformed forces.  The City has again maintained its commitment to negotiate fiscally responsible settlements that include productivity enhancements while addressing the Union’s goal to achieve fair treatment and substantial compensation for its members.”

“Working within the parameters of the PBA’s arbitration decision made this a very difficult round of negotiations for the rank of Detective,” said DEA President Michael Palladino.  “I think both sides worked hard to reach a deal that meets the needs of both the Detectives and the City of New York.”

The principal features of the settlement, including compounded wage increases of over 17% during the contract for incumbent Detectives, are as follows:

  • 5% effective February 15, 2004
  • 5%, compounded, effective February 15, 2005
  • 3%, compounded, effective February 15, 2006
  • 3.15%, compounded, effective February 15, 2007

At the end of this contract, a Third Grade Detective’s basic maximum salary will be $72,238, a Second Grade Detective’s basic maximum salary will be $81,174 and a First Grade Detective’s basic maximum salary will be $93,176.

Productivity Initiatives

  • New Appointments to Detective: For employees appointed on or after January 1, 2006, a modified salary schedule shall apply which lengthens the salary schedule by adding two annual steps to the pay plan before a Detective reaches maximum salary.
  • Duty Schedules: Effective February 15, 2006, the length of the tour will be increased to eight hours and thirty-three minutes (8:33), and the number of appearances will be 253 per year for Detectives previously working 8:15 tours, and the number of appearances will be 256 per year for Detectives previously working 8:10 tours.
  • Range Day:   Effective February 15, 2006, each Detective will use one (1) of their annual leave days, or equivalent compensatory time, to qualify at the range.

Other Contract Provisions

  • Welfare Fund:   Effective February 15, 2006, the amount the City contributes on behalf of each active member to the welfare fund will be reduced by $30 per annum.
  • Civil Legal Representation Fund:   Effective February 15, 2006, the amount the City contributes per annum for each active Employee to the Civil Legal Representation Fund will be reduced by $50 per employee.
  • New Hires’ Annuity:   Effective February 15, 2006, the City will contribute at the rate of $522 per annum on behalf of new appointees to 3rd Grade Detective until such Employees reach basic maximum salary.  At that point, the standard amount will begin to be paid.

Additional Features

  • Pending Litigation: The DEA agrees to withdraw with prejudice a number of outstanding cases and/or actions.

The Mayor thanked Deputy Mayor Marc V. Shaw, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, DEA President Michael Palladino and his Executive Board, Labor Commissioner James F. Hanley and First Deputy Commissioner Pamela S. Silverblatt and their team, and Budget Director Mark Page and his staff for their efforts in reaching this Agreement.


Edward Skyler / Robert Lawson   (212) 788-2958

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