York County commissioners approve salary increases for social services union


York County commissioners approved a collective bargaining agreement Wednesday on behalf of the York County Human Services Department and the Pennsylvania Social Services Union.

It includes salary increases for the about 105 positions: 2.5 percent for 2012, retroactive; 1 percent for 2013,retroactive; and 2.5 percent for 2014.

It is also the first agreement that the county has made with a union to include three different health plans, said Kristy Bixler, human resources director.

The plan also includes a 60-hour cap on the amount of comp time that can be accrued at any one time, Bixler said.

The probationary period was also increased from 90 days to 180 days to match civil service guidelines, she said.

The agreement covers workers for the mental health/intellectual and developmental disabilities program, and for the drug and alcohol program.


About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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2 Responses to York County commissioners approve salary increases for social services union

  1. jessica says:

    I wonder why Children and Youth isnt included in this.

    • Jami says:

      Because Children and Youth have had their contract approved some some time now. And in the main article, this quote shows the true colors of our commissioners;
      [“I, obviously, would have preferred that the salary increases would be lower,” said Commissioner Doug Hoke. But he said it seemed to be the best agreement that both sides could agree to. “It’s getting down to a reasonable range,” Hoke said.]
      WE will not forget this when they are up for reelection.

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