Thank you 911 and Telecommunicators!

IT’S NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATOR/911 WEEK.

MNPEA THANKS ALL OF OUR DISPATCHERS AND 911 OPERATORS FOR YOUR TIRELESS LIFESAVING WORK!

Happy Easter

MNPEA wishes our members
a Happy Easter

Assaults up at MN State Prisons!

Due to a change in disciplinary process with inmates, assaults are up at MN State Prisons.

“A KSTP check of Department of Corrections records for every Minnesota prison facility found there have been 22 reported inmate assaults on prison guards through the first three months of 2018. That’s more than the past two years combined; there were a total of 13 assaults in 2017 and eight in 2016.

Fitzgerald explained why the Department of Corrections made the policy change in late 2016 in this statement:”

 

FULL STORY KSTP

Thank you Blaine Gaskill

MNPEA thanks St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Blaine Gaskill for being the ‘good guy with a gun’ and averting another school massacre.

Truly everyday our Deputies and Officers are unsung heroes and we appreciate all you do.

FULL STORY

Pension Bills

There is a pair of new bills this session that concern our PERA Correctional Plan and Police and Fire.

SF2620 and HF3053 For PERA Correctional Retirees the annual COLA will be a floor of 1% with a maximum of 2.5% based on inflation. For Police an Fire the annual COLA will be 1%.

MNPEA supports these bills.

Goodbye to one of our own

At 8 PM last night Minneapolis 911 dispatcher Jenna Lynn Bixby was taken from us by a drunk driver. Our hearts go out to her family and her MNPEA coworkers at Minneapolis 911.

 

http://www.fox9.com/news/fatal-crash-on-sb-252-in-brooklyn-park

MNPEA stands with Fallen Officers

MNPEA stands with our fallen brothers.

“Westerville officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, were killed shortly after noon Saturday in this normally quiet suburb while responding to a 911 hang-up call.”

Full Story CBS News

Inmate Guilty of Stabbing CO

MNPEA stands with all CO’s who walk the toughest beat!

Kansas inmate admits stabbing female corrections officer

Happy New Year

MNPEA WISHES YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!

HAPPY 2018

 

PERA Correctional Plan meeting

On December 19th, MNPEA Vice President Tom Perkins and Hennepin County Detention Deputy/MNPEA Retiree Wade Laszlo met with PERA Executive Director Doug Anderson.

MNPEA’s members are very appreciative of Doug Anderson’s time over this.

The topic was proposed changes to the PERA Correctional Pension.
Last session there was a proposal by Rep. O’Driscoll and Sen. Rosen to eliminate the 2.5% COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) in favor of a 1% COLA with a 1.5% cap based on CPI (inflation).

Current law provides a 2.5% COLA as long as the fund is at least 90% funded. Currently it is 95.7% funded.

It is unclear if the vetoed O’Driscoll/Rosen Bill or a similar Bill will resurface this session, or if there will even be a session.

While the legislature makes the law, it was thought important to meet with PERA to have input into their recommendations.

PERA Executive Director Doug Anderson is revising his recommendation to the PERA Board to include a second proposal:

*Change current COLA to 100% of CPI, 1% floor, 2.5% cap (currently a fixed 2.5%).

This will mirror the current COLA benefit in place.

 

The MNPEA Board will meet and discuss a response.