Raises Approved For City Employees
On February 23rd, Forney City Council approved mid-year increases for city employees including police and fire department personnel.
Police Chief Mica Lunt, Fire Chief Derek Briggs, The Forney Police Officers Association, and the Forney Professional Firefighters Association prepared the following statement in response to the Forney City Council’s Decision:
On behalf of the men and women of the Forney Police and Fire departments, including both sworn and civilian public safety professionals, we appreciate the action taken tonight regarding the compensation of City of Forney employees. The reinstatement of the step plans, the five percent salary increase for all employees not on a step plan, the five percent one-time payment for those employees at the top of their current pay scale, and the two and one-half percent payment for all employees to cover the first half of Fiscal Year 2020-2021 represents a commitment to compensate employees fairly. We appreciate the difficult decisions faced by all of you to plan for the budgetary health of the City of Forney, and we recognize that the actions taken earlier this year were based upon the unknown effects the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the financial health of the City. With now knowing the status of sales and property tax revenues for this fiscal year, we appreciate your commitment to reasonably compensate all city employees. We look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure that compensation and benefits are fair and represent a shared commitment to recruit, retain, and support the best public safety professionals and city employees possible. Thank you for your support.