Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD

SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

THE TOUGHEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

Scholarship Application 2024

SBA Golf Tournament

SBA GOLF TOURNAMENT

TO BENEFIT THE SBA WIDOWS AND CHILDREN’S FUND

PELHAM BAY & SPLIT ROCK GOLF COURSES

870 SHORE ROAD, BRONX, NY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024

11:30AM – 12:30PM REGISTRATION & LUNCH
1:00PM SHOTGUN START
6:00PM COCKTAILS, DINNER AND AWARDS

For additional information, please contact Ed Geary (212) 226-2180.

Tier 2 & 3 Pension Seminar

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Dear Fellow Sergeant,

The SBA and other police unions are sponsoring upcoming Pension Seminars to assist you in planning your future based on facts, not rumors. The Seminars will be presented by retired Inspector Joe Maccone, the former Commanding Officer of the Pension Section.

The Tier 3 Seminar will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Doors open at 1700 hours and the Seminar begins at 1800 hours.

The Tier 2 Seminar will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Doors open at 1700 hours and the Seminar begins at 1800 hours.

The location for both Seminars is Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, New York 11429.

The Seminars are FREE TO ALL UMOS, COURTESY OF YOUR POLICE UNIONS.

SEATING IS LIMITED so you are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to REGISTER IMMEDIATELY. To register, call the PBA office at 212-349-7560 or email the PBA office at: pensionseminar@nycpba.org.

You will need to report the following information to register: Full name, Rank, Command, Contact number, Tax number, and whether or not your spouse will be attending. Please list your Pension Tier and the session you wish to attend.

We urge you to take advantage of this invaluable service. The knowledge you attain is crucial for a successful retirement.

Click on the flyer below for details.

Fraternally,

10-13 Call for Immediate Assistance

Joanne Kazanjian, the wife of John Kazanjian, President of the Florida Police Benevolent Association and longtime board member of NAPO (National Association of Police Organizations), is battling cancer. Her condition has worsened, and additional medical treatments are being resorted to.
The Florida PBA has established a GoFundMe page to assist in the astronomical medical costs. Please assist the Kazanjian family with a much-needed donation and keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely challenging time.

Click here to donate:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/fundraiser-for-joanne-kazanjian?utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp%2Bshare-sheet.

Update on Contract Negotiations

Dear Fellow Sergeant,

We met with the City again today to review and discuss the viable proposal we made to settle the expired contract. While we are still in the process of talking and continuing to move forward, please understand that the numbers already agreed upon through the coalition deal remain in place.

Unfortunately, there have been numerous malicious and untrue rumors spread by naysayers who have no clue what has been taking place during these talks. Some of these rumors are addressed below. The fact is that these talks have never stalled – right up until today’s meeting.

How is it possible that a frontline supervisor in the world’s largest and most respected police department can take a promotion and be making less than their subordinates?

It happened through attrition bargaining. It is attrition bargaining that has brought us to this terrible place in negotiations. We are committed to a different path that seeks to fix the current system that forces newly promoted sergeants to take a pay cut. We have made a comprehensive proposal that will accomplish that in a way that fixes the problem going forward. That is what the parties are working on now.

To rectify the untenable situation the SBA was placed in by past negotiations, the current Board diligently went to work to break down the numbers to find a resolution that was fair and equitable to our membership and the City. What we offered to help correct this situation will easily cover the change in the first 4 pay steps. As a result, newly promoted Sergeants will finally be where they should be from a salary perspective considering all their added responsibilities.

Under the present way of doing business, the City has no option but to keep promoting new members to top pay, which, in essence, costs an additional $25 million with that number growing with each promotion class.

While we have all been victims of top pay going from 3 to 5 years over our careers, this type of situation cannot continue. The unfair pay disparity to Sergeants who were at the top of the list was clearly created by the City and should be corrected through a logical process, not through some type of giveback. The SBA board has given the city a path to correct this, and we hope the current City negotiators will do what is right and stop this fiscal injustice from further harming our members.

This Board has a responsibility to present a fair contract to the whole of the membership and that has been our goal. While I understand some of the concerns, please realize we too are affected by this contract. It would be irresponsible to place the concerns of any fringe groups over the general membership. The time is now to correct this egregious inequity once and for all, and we are determined to do just that.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We will keep you apprised of all future developments as they occur.


Questions & Answers to Concerns

Sergeants will not receive the same increases that the other police unions have received/ there is a time limit to accept the increases that other police unions received.

The SBA, as part of the uniformed coalition, agreed to the basic wage increases in June. Those increases are set in stone. The coalition deal does not have an expiration date. The increases to base pay will be 3.25% effective December 10, 2021; 3.25% effective December 10, 2022; 3.5% effective December 10, 2023; 3.5% effective December 10, 2024; and 4.0% effective December 10, 2025. The outstanding issues that are still being discussed are the salary schedule and ancillary benefits.

We should sue.

There is no violation of our contract or current civil service law that would support a lawsuit. The City has lived up to all provisions of our current collective bargaining agreement. All parties agree that the current situation where junior sergeants are making more than senior sergeants and in some cases Police Officers are making more than sergeants is not fair but there is no violation of law.

It’s a Civil Service law that a Supervisor must make more than those they supervise.

There is no such law on the books.

Why are recently promoted sergeants making more than those promoted prior to them?

Although there is no law on the books that a sergeant must make more than a police officer, the Department has established a practice that on the date of promotion those promoted must receive an increase, regardless of contract settlement dates. Since the PBA and DEA have settled their respective contracts, their current salaries are higher than all but Step 6 in the Sergeants salary schedule, so to receive an increase newly promoted sergeants are placed at Step 6.

All sergeants who are not at top pay will be elevated to top pay once the contract is agreed upon.

Although this is something that the SBA is seeking, it has been turned down by the City. The City has submitted adjustments to the current salary schedule that do not contain a permanent solution, but just a temporary fix. We have submitted proposals to the City to permanently correct the salary scale so that the disparity in pay is corrected in to the future.

There will be no retroactive pay.

Any agreement will contain retroactive pay for the basic wage increases already agreed upon. Retroactive pay will be based upon the increases of 3.25% effective December 10, 2021; 3.25% effective December 10, 2022; and 3.5% effective December 10, 2023. As of December 10, 2023, a top pay sergeant would receive approximately $12,000 (gross) in retroactive pay.

Fraternally,

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Vincent J. Vallelong
President
Sergeants Benevolent Association

2023 Car Raffle Winners

 

2023 Car Raffle Winner

The 2023 Car Raffle winners are:

  • Mercedes Benz: Odo Penniston
  • Raymour & Flanigan & PC Richard Home Furnishing: Kenny Kang
  • Breitling His & Her Watches: Terrence Quinn
  • Bucket List Trip: Rosemary Bronson
  • Diamond Earrings: Edgar Padilla

Congratulations & Happy Holidays.

Spring Student Certification Form

Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan Update

2023 SBA Scholarship Winners

Dear Fellow Sergeant,

The SBA is pleased to announce that we awarded 22 college scholarships yesterday to the sons, daughters, and dependents of active and retired Lifetime members. The winners were chosen from the top 20 SAT, ACT, and PSAT scores, plus ties, and each recipient received a Certificate of Achievement and a check for $2,500. The total amount of scholarships awarded today was $55,000.

The scholarships are made possible by the sale of SBA cards and generous donations from the membership and the public and private sector.

Scholarship applications for 2024 will be available online and in SBA publications later this year. For more information, contact SBA Health & Welfare Secretary Donald Kipp, the Scholarship Chairman, at 212-226-2180 or by email at dkipp@sbanyc.org.

This year’s recipients are:

Member

Avezzano, Robert
Gembs, Paul
Itzhaki, John
Kurys, Mark
Kurz, Stephen
LaRegina, Thomas
Lau, Bobby
Lubrano, Cosmo
McCaffrey, Sean
Mrakovcic, Mark
O’Connor, Michael
O’Hare, Robert
Oldak, John
Parker-Thompson, Shavette
Reda, Joseph
Schroeder, John
Siegel, Neil
Spataro, Nicholas
Staudinger, Arthur
Tom, George
Valentino, John
Wu, Dennis

Student

Lilly
Julianna
Aaron
Kaylee
Ryan
Elizabeth
Mason
Giulia
Ann
Nicholas
Kyle
Katharine
Margaret
Kyra
Caitlin
Isabella
Jared
Nicholas Jr.
Michaela
George
Jamie
Angelina

College

Embry-Riddle
Cornell
Pittsburgh
University of Delaware
Binghamton
Georgetown
Columbia
University of Michigan
U.S. Naval Academy
South Carolina
Cornell
Boston
Stony Brook
Boston University
Clemson
University of Maryland
Northern Arizona
Hofstra
Wake Forest
Hunter
University of Connecticut
Cornell

Fraternally,

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Vincent J. Vallelong
President
Sergeants Benevolent Association

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