Judge rules against pay cut for SD deputiesSIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge has ruled that Minnehaha County Sheriff's deputies should not get a 5 percent wage cut next year.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge has ruled that Minnehaha County Sheriff's deputies should not get a 5 percent wage cut next year.
The media reports that South Dakota Administrative Law Judge Donald Hageman says the county commission violated the collective bargaining agreement it had with the deputies' association when it imposed the salary reduction.
The commission in July voted to cut the base salaries of 520 county employees, including deputies and jailers, highway crews and office workers. The move was made to allow the county to save about $900,000 and help close an almost $3 million budget gap for 2012.
The 5 percent cut to members of the deputies association would have saved the county about $450,000.