Posted: December 10, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF121521 19

Agenda Item Title:

Authorize Mayor and Finance Director to Sign a Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Rapid City and Local 1031, Council 65, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO Addressing Salary Adjustments for Bargaining Unit Employees in 2022

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Staff Contact:
Joel Landeen, City Attorney
Agenda Item Summary:
The City and the AFCSME bargaining unit have approved a labor contract for the years 2021 2022. When the original contract was originally negotiated and approved management was hesitant to make a specific salary commitment due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. The parties agreed that they would reopen negotiations in late 2021 for salary increases in 2022 for AFSCME employees. The attached MOU implements the salary adjustments the parties have agreed to. The MOU also fixes some issues with the AFSCME pay matrix that have been identified over the last year. When employees were placed on the new matrix last year some received larger raises and others much smaller. The current MOU would give those employees who were employed by the City in March of last year and received a smaller raise when placed on the new matrix a one-step increase at the beginning of 2022. Employees who received a larger raise would not receive a step increase. In addition, the entire pay matrix will receive a 5% cost of living adjustment to reflect inflation and keep AFSCME salaries competitive with the market.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
General Fund and various enterprise funds.


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Staff is recommending approval
City Council Options:
You can approve or deny. If you reject the MOU than the City’s AFSCME employees will not receive a raise in 2022.

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