Michigan Association of Public Employees

CONTRACT

“I would say the wage increase every year of the contract was the biggest benefit. We got a bump for our Probation Officers with their bonuses which was nice, but obviously the wage increase was good for the rest of us,” said Penny Wasalaski-Adams, MAPE Chapter Chairperson for 35th District Court Employees. “In prior contracts, if it was a Presidential Election year, we got Election Day off, and we had a Floating Holiday in other years. Now we have Juneteenth off every year, and we still receive Election Day off in Presidential Election years. With regard to Funeral Leave, you can take up to 3 days off for anyone not specified in the contract, such as parents, children, etc. I think that’s an acknowledgment that everyone has loved ones they consider 'family' who might not be immediate family they want to honor. Part-Timers have a little more flexibility with their schedules if emergencies come up or if they have day care issues, especially during the summer. (The new flexible schedule) makes it a little easier with prior approval and it works out for both sides.”

Wage Increases:
3.5% increase for Clerical Staff effective Jan. 1, 2024.
$1,400 bonus for Full-Time Probation Officers effective Jan. 1, 2024.
$900 bonus for Part-Time Probation Officers effective Jan. 1, 2024.
3.5% increase for Clerical Staff effective Jan. 1, 2025.
$1,400 bonus for Full-Time Probation Officers effective Jan. 1, 2025.
$900 bonus for Part-Time Probation Officers effective Jan. 1, 2025.
3.5% increase for Clerical Staff effective Jan. 1, 2026.
$1,400 bonus for Full-Time Probation Officers effective Jan. 1, 2026.
$900 bonus for Part-Time Probation Officers effective Jan. 1, 2026.

  • Clerical Staff received a $500 signing bonus at contract ratification.

Fringe Benefits: Juneteenth was added as a paid Holiday and the Floating Holiday was removed. This increased the number of Holidays Employees receive in Presidential Election years. Previously, Employees received the Floating Holiday on Election Day in non-Presidential election years only. Employees still receive Election Day off during Presidential Election years. Funeral Leave was expanded to include allowing up to 3 paid days off for the deaths of non-immediate family members.

Part-Time Employees who work 20-24 hours per week receive one extra day of paid Vacation per year as follows:

  • 0-36 months of employment = 6 days
  • 37-60 months of employment = 8 days
  • 61 months or more of employment = 10 days

Part-Time Employees who work 25-29 hours weekly will receive two extra paid Vacation Days annually as follows:

  • 0-36 months of employment = 8 days
  • 37-60 months of employment = 10 days
  • 61 months or more of employment = 12 days

Manning & Safety: Adjustments were made to Unpaid Leaves of Absence and the number of Employees permitted to be off at the same time. Employees are allowed, under certain circumstances and with prior approval, to take Unpaid Leaves of Absence. A maximum of 4 Employees can be on Vacation per week and up to 5 Employees on any one day of the workweek. Part-Time Employees can flex their schedule for personal business if they have prior approval, it is infrequent, and staffing levels permit. The Employer may also adjust Part-Time Employees schedules with reasonable notice to maintain workload efficiency.

Retirement: The moratorium on negotiated changes to the pension plan/Retiree healthcare shall be extended through Dec. 31, 2025.

Bargaining Team: MAPE Labor Relations Specialist Gregg Allen with Local Union Chairperson Penny Wasalaski-Adams and Steward Jodie Williams.