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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: July 10, 2006
Contact: Rob Gudmundson
Phone: (360) 337-4484

No. 06-52

Deputy Sheriff’s Guild Ratifies New Contract

PORT ORCHARD, WA—The Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild has ratified a settlement negotiated by the guild and county representatives. The settlement resolves wage and insurance issues and will result in a two-year deal.

The settlement provides for a 3% pay increase effective January 2006 and the county’s standard Consumer Price Index cost of living adjustment for 2007. In addition, the settlement places the deputies on the county’s standard medical insurance plans for 2006.  In 2007, the deputies will remain on the same plans, but will pay 10% of the cost to cover family members.

“This settlement represents a compromise on both sides.” said Rob Gudmundson, Labor Relations Manager for Kitsap County. “The parties based the compromise on the pattern of settlements awarded by interest arbitrators for police and firefighters in Washington State over the past several years.”

Sheriff Boyer is also pleased the deputies voted to ratify their 2006/2007 labor agreement. “The guild and the county’s representatives have negotiated a fair contract, which I encourage the county commissioners to adopt,” said Sheriff Boyer. “My deputies do an outstanding job for our citizens, and it will be good to see them and their families enjoy the benefits of this new contract.”

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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014