The City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis. The contract includes $7,000 continuity incentives for current Minneapolis Police Department officers and any who join the force by the end of the year.
The three-year agreement provides retroactive pay for members who have been working without a contract for more than two years, including a 1% salary increase for 2020, a 1.5% increase in 2021 and a 2.5% increase this year. It includes an additional 2.5% market adjustment wage increase beginning Jan. 1, 2022, and another 1% market adjustment wage increase applied Dec. 31, 2022.
The continuity incentives provide $3,500 to current peace officers represented by the union who are actively employed and available for regular scheduled duty as of Dec. 1, 2021. A second $3,500 payment will be provided to any of these officers who remain actively employed and available for regular scheduled duty through Dec. 31, 2022. Officers hired anytime in 2022 who are actively employed and available for regular scheduled duty may also be eligible to receive the continuity incentive, with the first payment coming following completion of the police field training program and the second following completion of their probationary period.
Any officers who receive the first incentive payment and separate from the City before the end of the year 2022 need to reimburse the City for the initial payment.
The new contract modifies processes following critical incidents, including a new mandatory health screening prior to returning to duty and increases authority of the chief to determine the proper duty location of an officer following that incident. The Police Officers Federation also provides a statement of support for the City’s efforts to advance race and gender equity and a statement on the role of police “to provide the highest level of services by methods which will best serve the needs of the general public.”
The City and the Police Officers Federation are expected to begin negotiations for the next contract later this year.