Skip to comments.Pay raise dispute between Washoe County and Sheriff's Deputies resolved
Posted on 09/22/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by redreno
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A pay raise dispute between the Washoe County and its Sheriff's Deputies has come to a close.
Sheriff Deputies had requested an increase in pay after the county cut benefits and 51 paid positions last year.
Arbitrators Thursday advised in favor of the deputies, saying that their pay was behind national standards.
The County was advised to give a three percent pay increase.
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the deputy associations argued economic trends in Washoe County have improved, including increases in sales tax collections and a decreasing unemployment rate that has fallen from a high of 14.1 percent to a current 12.1 percent.
Among other arguments, the deputies said the county was able to transfer $19 million from its general fund to its long-term liability fund to pay for retiree health benefits, which county officials say is needed to ensure financial stability in the years to come.