County approves 2% annual raises through 2026 for sheriff’s deputies

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 August 2023 at 7:33 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature has extended a contract with sheriff’s deputies, allowing 2 percent raises annually from 2024 to 2026.

The agreement include 24 members in the Orleans County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The contract includes changes in the steps.

The deputies had a hiring step which was below a step 1 and went up to step 6, said Jack Welch, the county chief administrative officer.

“We still have a hiring step but now there are four steps,” Welch said. “The current deputies at the highest step will be placed in step 3 for 2023 and step 4 for 2024.”

The sergeants’ grade and the lieutenants’ grade each had seven steps, but now of these grades have four steps, he said.

“The employees in step 7 will go to the new step 4 for 2023 and remain in step 4 for 2024,” Welch said.