Washoe County commissioners on Tuesday approved cost-of-living raises the next three years for employees in bargaining units.
Members of the Washoe County Employees Association’s non-supervisory and supervisory bargaining units will get a 3 percent raise retroactive to July 1 through June 30, 2020.
Raises will be 2.5 percent each the following two years. The cost will be about $13 million through June 2022.
Agreements with the Washoe County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Supervisory Deputies Association are for 2.5 percent raises each year the next three years, collectively costing about $6.6 million.
The county is legally obligated to engage in collective bargaining with employee associations, according to the Nevada Revised Statutes.
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