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Volusia County and the union representing the county’s corrections officers have come to terms on a three-year employment agreement.

The Volusia County Council in November unanimously approved the agreement, which includes pay raises and a new retention bonus program for corrections officers. The council’s approval came after the corrections officers, senior officers and sergeants covered by their union, The International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO, ratified the agreement on a vote of 102-6.

The new agreement covers the past fiscal year, the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year. The officers already received general wage increases last year and this year. However, the agreement calls for the covered corrections officers to also receive an additional 1.5-percent increase upon ratification of the agreement and another 1.5-percent increase in March 2022 to bring corrections salaries more in line with the market.

The raises will increase the starting hourly pay to $20.32 for corrections officers, $21.28 for senior corrections officers, and $24.48 for corrections sergeants.

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews

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