The City of Houston and the Houston Organization of Public Employees have tentatively agreed on salary increases over the next 3 years. The city has 12, 522 municipal civilian employees.
The tentative agreement has 3% across the board pay raises in fiscal year 2019, 2% in 2020 and 1% in 2021. Another 1% across the board increase will be added if property taxes and sales taxes collected meet the revenue goal in the budget for fiscal year 2021.
“Our goals for raising salaries for our civilian employees and creating a bargaining unit inclusive of employees serving City Council and the offices of the mayor have been achieved,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a news release.
“I intend to put the meet and confer agreement on the agenda for City Council to approve, upon HOPE’s notification that the agreement has been ratified by its membership,” Mayor Turner added.
City Council approved the FY2019 budget last week. The budget provides funding for the salary increases.