"I think the fact that we still don't have to pay into our health insurance we are extremely lucky given today's day and age," said Sgt. Gary Harpe, Hamburg Command Officers Association President. "There were a couple added holidays put in the contract," and he said, "The wage increase is fantastic in today's economy. It's unheard of."

Contract Duration: 4-year agreement ratified April 18, 2014 and effective 7-1-13 to 6-30-17.
Wage Increases:
3% increase effective July 1, 2013.
3% increase effective July 1, 2014.
3% increase effective July 1, 2015.
• Wage reopener July 1, 2016.
• One time signing bonus of $1,000 per member upon execution of the agreement.

Fringe Benefits: Vacation, sick and holiday day pay will all be paid in 12-hour day increments instead of the previous 8-hour paid time off increments. Paid Holidays were increased from 12 to 14.
New Vacation Schedule: Seniority Vacation Accrual as follows:
Over 1 year but less than 2 years = 40 hours
Over 2 years but less than 5 years = 80 hours
Over 5 years but less than 10 years = 120 hours
Over 10 years but less than 15 years = 180 hours
Over 15 years = 200 hours
Health Insurance: The Employer opted out of PA 152 for the duration of contract so Employees will not have any premium sharing. The Employer will pay the entire premium.
Bargaining Team: MAP Executive Director Fred Timpner, Hamburg Command Officers Association President Gary Harpe and Hamburg Command Officers Jim Sanderson, Tony Wallace and Megan Paul.