By Tamara Cummings, General Counsel - Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Congratulations to the Naperville Patrol Unit for achieving a very good successor agreement. Over the course of the 5 year agreement, the members will receive a wage increase in the amount of 12.5% (not including compounding). In exchange for a freeze in start pay, a 20 year longevity step was added and only minor health insurance plan design changes will occur during the term of the contract. Comp time banks were combined and both maximum accumulation and carryover hours were increased. A voluntary sick leave donation bank was created for officers who suffer certain non-duty injuries or illnesses and run out of benefit time. Many beneficial non-monetary items were added to the contract in the areas of uniform allowance, discipline and the expungement of certain discipline records, notification requirements of officers under investigation, sick leave usage, the promotional process, light duty assignments for officers involved in critical incidents, review of audio and video after an OIS, shift rebidding after the creation of a vacancy, military leave, an incentive based wellness program, a non-punitive incentive based physical fitness program and lateral hires. John Reed, Tom Sheehan, Vince Clark, Eddie Corneliusen and Marco Scalzetti, assisted by Attorney Tamara Cummings, should be congratulated for a job well done!