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Request for Action <br />To <br />Item Number <br />Mayor and Ci T Council <br />4.8 <br />Agenda Section <br />Meeting Date <br />Prepared by <br />Consent <br />January 18, 2022 <br />Cal Portner, City Administrator <br />Item Description <br />Reviewed by <br />Law Enforcement Labor Services No. 501 <br />Lauren Wipper, Human Resources Manager <br />Reviewed by <br />Collective Bargaining Agreement <br />Lori Ziemer, Finance Director <br />Action Requested <br />Approve, by motion, the 2022-2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement with Law Enforcement Labor Services <br />(LELS) No. 501, Police Captains. <br />Background/Discussion <br />In October of 2021, City of Elk River Police Captains petitioned to organize for collective bargaining purposes. <br />In early November of 2021, the Bureau of Mediation Services certified Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) <br />as their exclusive representation. <br />The new unit has two members. The base outline for their contract is our existing collective bargaining agreement <br />with LELS # 271, Elk River Police Sergeants. <br />Administration and the union met three times before coming to a tentative two-year agreement subject to City <br />Council approval. On December 20, 2021, the Council met in closed session with the city administrator to discuss <br />the proposed contract. At the meeting, the Council gave staff direction for the negotiation and this agreement <br />meets the parameters of Council direction. <br />One difference from the Sergeants and Patrol contracts is this contract does not include the Wage Incentive Plan <br />(WIP). WIP is unique to Elk River in that employees must meet personal and professional development goals to <br />qualify for wage adjustments that other cities frequently include as Longevity Pay. The 2022 Compensation Plan <br />included a statement that some Captain benefits may be superseded by collective bargaining. <br />Financial Impact <br />The wage scale change will be implemented over the two years of the contract. <br />Mission/Policy/Goal <br />The Elk River Mission and Vision <br />Attachments <br />Tentative Agreement Contract <br />The Elk River Vision <br />A welcoming community with revolutionary and spirited resourcefulness, exceptional <br />service, and community engagement that encourages and inspires pi ospei ly. <br />M <br />TUREJ <br />Updated.• August 2020 <br />