SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Chiefs Association agreed to earn a bounty from the city of Springfield on Thursday.
The Association is one of the many groups that have now accepted merit pay for their members. The Springfield Fire Chiefs Association represents 12 members of the Springfield Fire Department.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno sent 22News the following statement:
“I would like to thank the Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Lawyer William Mahoney, Fire Marshal BJ Calvi, the Chiefs of Staff and Union leaders of our Association of Fire Chiefs for working together and negotiating in good faith this merit bonus. I am pleased to report that union leaders have signed and returned their merit bonus agreements in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Act and Human Resources Bylaws. Members of the Association of Fire Chiefs who have been identified as exceeding expectations throughout this COVID-19 pandemic will be rewarded with an amount of up to a maximum of $ 5,000 – no exceptions. Once again, we have been and will remain consistent with our merit pay by rewarding all of our courageous and dedicated City employees for going above and beyond. Once again, I am proud to say that I believe my administration is one, if not the only one in the Commonwealth that is currently expanding and delivering this additional benefit. We will continue with our fair review process and the distribution of these merit bonus allowances for our city employees. “
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno