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ASO deputies receive $1,000 bonus due to inflation

Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies will receive the bonus approved by county commissioners after the union representing deputies worked out a deal with Sheriff C
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 10:20 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies will receive the bonus approved by county commissioners after the union representing deputies worked out a deal with Sheriff Clovis Watson, according to a letter from the union.

TV20 obtained a letter sent by the Police Benevolent Association to union members about the bonus. The letter informs members the sheriff and union signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the money. The sheriff’s office will assume the tax burden of the bonus.

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The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners approved a $1,000 bonus for all county employees due to the rise in inflation.

Deputies who are not in the union already received the bonus, but the PBA wanted to review the terms before approving it.

Sheriff Watson and the union have been negotiating a new collective bargaining contract for months. According to the letter, they are set to meet again next week.

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