Michigan Association of Police


“The best takeaway was the wage scale, especially for the newer people. There’s no complaints about that. Hopefully, it will help retain people and attract people too,” said Suzie DePlancke, Sterling Heights Police Clerical Local Union President. “That was a great accomplishment to get the $2,000 for the PHEP (Post Employment Health Plan) because that’s for the newer group (of Employees) that doesn’t have a pension and doesn’t have health care when they retire. It used to be an hour lunch (before the nine-day work pay period) and two 15 minutes breaks. Now you can take your two breaks and have a half hour lunch or take one break and have a 45 minute lunch or take the whole hour for lunch.”

Wage Increases:
2% increase effective July 1, 2023.
2.5% increase effective July 1, 2024.
3% increase effective July 1, 2025.

  • To attract new hires, the first two steps of the Technical Secretary wage scale were eliminated, providing new Employees with a higher starting wage. Two steps were added to the top of the scale for higher top out annual salary.
  • As an equity adjustment for wages, two additional steps were added to the top of the pay scale for the other positions.

Nine-Day Work Pay Period:

  • Employees’ classifications will be divided into groups A and B. The first week of the pay period, Group A works 5 days and Group B works 4 days. The following week they switch.
  • The primary day off on their short week is Friday, so all Employees will have a 3-day weekend every other week for an additional 26 days off per year.
  • Employees still work 75 or 80 hours in a pay period and make up the day off by starting work early (about 20 minutes) and shortening lunch breaks from one hour to 30 minutes. They have the option to use their two 15-minute breaks to add to their lunch hour.
  • Employees working 9-days/75 hours, who have a Friday off on a Holiday, are given that Thursday off as a paid Holiday and have a 4-day weekend.
  • Time off hours increase from 7.5 hours per day to 8.23 hours per day off. However, if Employees take four days off on their short week, they use less hours off (32.92 hours vs. 37.5 hours).

Health Care: Increased Employer annual contribution from $1,600 to $2,000 per retiree to Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP).

Retirement Benefits: Increased Employer contribution to Employee’s Defined Contribution (DC) plans from 4% to 7%.

Bargaining Team: MAPE Labor Relations Specialist Joe O’Connor with Local Union President Suzie DePlancke.