2019-2021 Contract Information
Contract Update: Nov. 22 paychecks will contain back pay (10/31/2019)
State employees' last paycheck in Nov. will contain a holiday surprise: the cost of living adjustments negotiated in MAPE’s 2019-2021 tentative contract. The paycheck on Nov. 22 will include retroactive pay for July 1-Oct. 29.
Employees who retired or left state service after June 30 will need to notify their employer if they want to receive the pay increase. Agencies will be sending out notification soon.
Our new contract language allows individual agencies, at their discretion, to work with MAPE on reimbursement of student loan payments, as well as recruitment and retention incentives for hard-to-staff positions. It’s up to all of us to encourage agencies to get involved in these new projects. If you want to help with this effort, reach out to the MAPE members on your agency’s Meet and Confer teams at https://mape.org/committees/meet-and-confer-committees.
Healthcare Open Enrollment begins today and closes on Nov. 20. This is the only time employees can change insurance benefits for the next year unless employees experience a qualifying life event. These benefits are an important part of our compensation and health; the plans have changed so you may want to take some time to review the options at https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/open-enrollment/medical.jsp. If you live in the southern part of the state and will be impacted by changes to Mayo Clinic cost levels, please contact Kirsten Peterson at email@example.com. (Kirsten, Local 1801, will be temporarily helping MAPE cover the St. Peter/Mankato area for the next few months.)
MAPE contract likely temporarily approved this week (10/23/19)
If the Subcommittee on Employee Relations (SER) does not meet by tomorrow, Oct. 24, MAPE’s 2019-2021 contract will go into interim effect retroactive to July 1, 2019.
The SER was scheduled to meet Oct. 22 but SER staff received notice that morning that the meeting was cancelled. No reason was provided for the cancellation.
After receiving the contracts from Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), the SER has a 30-day window to act on them and the window closes on Oct. 24. The full Legislature must ratify the contracts next year.
MAPE President Chet Jorgenson said he was surprised to learn the hearing had been cancelled. “For several months we worked with MMB to reach a modest, but fair contract in a tough budget year. This contract is crucial for Minnesota to retain and recruit professional employees that provide the high-quality services Minnesotans deserve and expect,” Jorgenson said.
“Members are looking forward to having the opportunity to share the importance of that work with the legislature during the 2020 session,” Jorgenson added.
The 2019-2021 contract includes a 2.25 and 2.5 percent cost of living adjustments. Step increases apply to eligible employees each year of the contract.
The contract is especially important to Local 1302’s Mario Traveline, a fisheries specialist with the Dept. of Natural Resources. “I joined state service so I could do good work for the people of our state. I have a master’s degree and I work hard every day, but I still struggle to make ends meet. My three colleagues and I have families and all three of us work a second, and in my case third, job to make more income. I work for a food delivery service and in the winter, when most people are asleep, I literally moonlight on an emergency snow removal crew,” Traveline said.
After the contract goes into interim effect on Oct. 25, MMB will begin working to implement the terms of the agreement. The new salary schedules and back pay may take a few pay periods to be fully processed. We will provide an update once we hear more regarding the timeline. Members who retired between July 1 and Oct. 24 are eligible to receive retroactive pay but must submit their request in writing to MMB.
UPDATE: SER Cancels October 22nd Meeting (10/22/19)
The Senate sent the SER committee staff a cancellation notice late Monday evening, and which was sent out promptly to effected parties this morning when committee staff received the notice. No reason was provided for the cancellation.
The SER has a 30 day window after receiving the contracts to act upon them, which closes on October 24. The committee rules require the chair of the SER to give three days notice of any meeting "as far as practicable," and therefore we may see the meeting rescheduled by Thursday.
If the committee does not take action on the contracts by October 24, the contracts will go into interim effect retroactive to July 1, 2019.
By majority vote, the SER can vote to approve or not approve our contract on an interim basis. If the SER has a tie vote or does not act, the contract goes into effect on an interim basis. The full Legislature must take up the contract for final approval next year.
"We bargained a fair contract in a tough state budget year. It is important to retain and recruit professional employees to provide the high-quality services Minnesotans deserve and expect. Minnesota is often ranked at the top of states to live, work and retire, and MAPE members are proud to provide the services Minnesotans rely on," MAPE President Chet Jorgenson said.
The SER is comprised of five members from both the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives and provides interim approval of negotiated agreements, arbitration awards and compensation plans for the executive branch. The Legislature then votes to ratify the agreements during the following legislative session.
MAPE members overwhelmingly approved their 2019-2021 proposed contract. The proposed agreement was approved by more than 94 percent of members voting.
Below you will find information information about the contract, including a voter booklet detailing proposed contract changes, a letter outlining the Negotiations Committee’s recommendations, two-page tentative agreement highlights document and other materials.
Information on the 2019-2021 Tentative Agreement:
Calculate your own wage increases based on the proposed 2019-2021 contract. Results for July 1, 2019 are based on a 2.25% increase and results for July 1, 2020 are based on a 2.5% increase. Wage Calculator and Premium Impacts >>
Local Contract Informational Meetings:
Below is a list of Local Contract Information Meetings held in July and August.
|Local||Date of Meeting||Time of Meeting||Location|
|101||Tuesday, July 09, 2019||12 p.m.||DNR, Central Office|
|201||Thursday, July 25, 2019||12 p.m.||444|
|201||Thursday, August 1, 2019||12 p.m.||444|
|401||Wednesday, July 31, 2019||12 p.m.||Revenue|
|501||Thursday, July 11, 2019||12 p.m.||DEED, Minnesota Room|
|502||Thursday, July 18, 2019||12 p.m.||DPS|
|601||Wednesday, June 26, 2019||12 p.m.||Basement of Metro Square|
|601||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||11:30 a.m.||
MNsure only, due to limited space
|602||Wednesday, July 17, 2019||11:30 a.m.||Lake Superior Room of MN Housing Finance Agency|
|701||Monday, July 15, 2019||11:30 a.m.||Centennial - Blazing Star Room|
|701||Wednesday, July 17, 2019||11:30 a.m.||Centennial|
|801||Thursday, July 25, 2019||12 p.m.||MNDOT Room B22|
|802||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||12 p.m.||60 Empire Dr|
|901||Monday, July 8, 2019||12 p.m.||Freeman Building|
|902||Monday, July 15, 2019||12 p.m.||MDH|
|1001||Thursday, July 18, 2019||11:30 a.m.||MNDOT Waters' Edge|
|1001||Wednesday, July 24, 2019||11:30 a.m.||Lottery|
|1001||Tuesday, July 16, 2019||11:30 a.m.||MDE|
|1101||Thursday, July 11, 2019||11:30 a.m.||U Garden Chinese Restaurant, 2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis|
|1102||Tuesday, July 16, 2019||12 p.m.||Hastings Veterans Home, Building 20 Resource Room|
|1102||Wednesday, June 26, 2019||11:45 a.m.||Minneapolis Veterans Home, Building 19 Theater|
|1201||Wednesday, July 17, 2019||12 p.m.||Brown and Bigelow - Room 1133|
|1202||Wednesday, July 10, 2019||12 p.m.||
Maplewood Pizza Ranch, 1845 E County Rd D E STE 100, Maplewood, MN 55109
|1203||Thursday, July 25, 2019||11 a.m.||BCA second floor conference room|
|1301||Tuesday, July 16, 2019||12 p.m.||Blaine Career Force Location: 1201 89th Avenue NE, Blaine: Room 226|
|1302||Thursday, August 1, 2019||12 p.m.||Normandale Community College|
|1303||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||12 p.m.||MCF-Lino|
|1304||Wednesday, July 17, 2019||12 p.m.||Minneapolis College|
|1401||Thursday, August 08, 2019||11:55 a.m.||
Hibbing CC, Rm B204
Itasca CC, Rm A114
Mesabi Range CC Virginia, Rm L130
Rainy River CC, Rm H100
Vermillion CC, Rm CS104A
Togo, Thistledew Conference Room
Grand Rapids DNR via weblink
|1402||Wednesday, July 10, 2019||12 p.m.||
Paulucchi Bldg, 525 Lake Avenue, Duluth Fourth floor
|1501||Wednesday, July 24, 2019||12 p.m.||Lueken's North, 1171 Paul Bunyan Drive NW (Bemidji), Meeting Room|
|1502||Tuesday, July 16, 2019||12 p.m.||Thief River Falls - Northland Community College - room 461B|
|1502||Wednesday, July 17, 2019||12 p.m.||Detroit Lakes - Spitfire Restaurant - North Shore Room|
|1502||Thursday, July 18, 2019||12 p.m.||Moorhead - Boulder Tap Restaurant - back part of restaurant|
|1601||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||12 p.m.||
MNDOT District 3 Building
|1602||Wednesday, August 07, 2019||8 a.m.||Alexandria Tech and Community College room 213|
|1602||Wednesday, August 07, 2019||10 a.m.||State Fergus Falls room s436|
|1602||Wednesday, August 07, 2019||12 p.m.||
Fergus Falls Pizza Ranch, 604 Frontier Dr, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
|1701||Friday, July 26, 2019||12 p.m.||Moose Lake MSOP|
Monday, August 5, 2019
|12 p.m.||Saint Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) Room 1-157|
|1702||Thursday, July 11, 2019||11:30 a.m.||DEED office (unemployment call center)|
|1702||Tuesday, July 2, 2019||12 p.m.||DNR - Sauk Rapids|
|1702||Tuesday, July 9, 2019||4:45 p.m.||Saint Cloud Great River Regional Library, Bremer Community Room|
|1702||Friday, July 12, 2019||11:30 a.m.||MN State IT Staff Office Quarry Center, 314 10th Ave. S., Waite Park, MN 56387|
|1703||Wednesday, August 07, 2019||12 p.m.||Cambridge, Sidelines Bar|
|1703||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||12 p.m.||Pine Tech|
|1703||Wednesday, July 31, 2019||12 p.m.||Creekside Cafe|
|1801||Tuesday, July 09, 2019||12 p.m.||New Ulm DNR Office|
|1901||Friday, July 12, 2019||12 p.m.||MSH|
|1902||Wednesday, July 10, 2019||12 p.m.||Jake's Pizza|
|1903||Thursday, July 18, 2019||11:30 a.m.||Godfather's in Faribault|
|2001||Wednesday, July 10, 2019||12 p.m.||Riverland, C124 in East Building|
|2001||Wednesday, July 24, 2019||12 p.m.||DNR/AG/BWSR - Center Conference Room|
|2001||Wednesday, July 24, 2019||5 p.m.||Red Wing - Liberty's|
|2001||Wednesday, August 7, 2019||12 p.m.||DOT|
|2001||Friday, August 9, 2019||12 p.m.||WSU - Maxwell 158|
|2001||Wednesday, August 7, 2019||12 p.m.||MnDOT in Rochester|
|2101||Tuesday, July 09, 2019||12 p.m.||ELA 2370/80 (+ Skype option)|
|2101||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||12 p.m.||ELA 2360|
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