The Paso Robles City Council approved a wage and benefit contract with the city’s unrepresented employees Tuesday night with no salary or benefit increases through year’s end.
The employee group agreed to the terms, acknowledging the severity of the city’s economic challenges, according to the contract.
The city has suspended contractually guaranteed wage and benefit adjustments with all employee groups for multiple years and reduced staffing by 35 percent, according to the city.
The agreement dictates the salaries and benefits of all managers such as department heads, technical professionals such as the city engineer and confidential administrative support positions.
The new contract, which expires Dec. 31, 2013, extended the terms of the prior contract, which expired on June 30, 2012.
The city continues to negotiate with both the police and fire unions, who are both working on expired contracts.