New Collective Bargaining Agreements Approved

On December 16, 2015 the Civil Service Commission approved new agreements for employees represented by the UAW, MCO, SEIU 517M S&E Unit, HSS Unit and Technical Unit, MSEA and AFSCME Council 25. Non-economic provisions of the agreements took effect January 1, 2016 and will expire December 31, 2018. Wage and group insurance provisions are effective in October 2016 through September 30, 2017. On December 14, 2016 the Civil Service Commission approved new agreements covering wages and group insurances for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Effective October 1, 2016 eligible employees covered by these agreements received a 1% base wage increase, and a 1.5% one-time lump sum payment.

Effective October 1, 2017 eligible employees covered by these agreements will receive a 3% base wage increase.

Effective October 1, 2018 eligible employees covered by these agreements will receive a 2% base wage increase.

Effective the first full pay period in October 2016 the State Health Plan PPO includes a voluntary telemedicine program, the Dental Plan includes an occlusal guard every 5 years, and a new Vision Plan provides enhanced benefits.

There will be no plan design changes for the State Health Plan PPO, the Dental Plan or the Vision Plan for FY 2017-18 and 2018-19.