LA County Seal

The agreement will provide a 6% raise in three increments of 2% between this month and January 2015 for more than 13,000 employees.

By Abby Sewell
July 23, 2013, 10:30 p.m.

With Los Angeles County government’s revenue on the mend, the Board of Supervisors approved the first pay hike in five years for sheriff’s deputies and probation officers.

The agreements, which the board passed unanimously and without discussion, will provide a 6% raise in three increments of 2% between this month and January 2015 for more than 9,000 sworn personnel in the Sheriff’s Department and more than 4,000 in probation.

The board approved a similar pay hike for county firefighters, lifeguards and investigators with the public defender’s office last month and also agreed last month to lift a hiring freeze that had been in place for all departments.

The county avoided layoffs during the recession through hiring and salary freezes that affected most of the county’s approximately 101,000 employees. Public safety employees have not received a raise since August 2008, while other county employees have gone without increases since January 2009.

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