The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) and the attached ordinance is to take actions to prescribe the salaries for each classification of peace officer in the Police Department for Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with state law and the adopted labor agreement.
The current civil service staffing in the Police Department, as prescribed by Ordinance 23290-06-2018, consists of 1,716 positions as follows:
**The Police Department is currently finalizing a staffing analysis study that is intended to reevaluate the recommended authorized strength needed citywide for each classification. Following completion of the study, the Police Department and City Manager's Office will be coming back to the City Council to address the study's findings and possible changes to authorized strength and department budget. The current total does include the four newly added and budgeted School Resource Officers that were funded with the adoption of the FY2019 budget and which are being fielded by converting four vacant temporarily authorized, or "overage," positions into ones that are part of the department's budgeted, ongoing authorized strength.
The four-year term of the Meet and Confer Labor Agreement (MCA) between the City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Police Officers Association (CSC No. 49103), runs through September 30, 2020. The MCA reflects the agreed salaries, including tenure-based step increases, for each classification in the bargaining unit for each fiscal year. Adoption of the attached ordinance officially prescribes the salaries in accordance with state law and the adopted labor agreement.
This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.