Nebraska corrections officers get pay raise in new labor contract
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska corrections officers are getting a pay raise.
The state reached an agreement Tuesday on a new labor contract with the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents corrections officers.
Safety and security specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services are also represented by the Fraternal Order of Police.
“Our people at our correctional facilities are great public servants who work tirelessly to help ensure public safety,” Gov. Jim Pillen said in a release. “This agreement shows that Nebraska is dedicated to supporting our protective services men and women as they work every day to keep our state safe.”
The labor contract includes a 3% compensation increase for corrections employees for the next two years.
Diane Sabatka-Rine, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, issued a statement on the contract.
“The bargaining agreements over the last several years have been instrumental in recruiting and retaining NDCS team members,” she said. “These efforts result in safer prisons and safer Nebraska communities.”