The Round Rock City Council voted to approve an extension of its meet and confer contract with the Round Rock Firefighters Association. The contract extension is accompanied by a 3% pay raise. (Claire Ricke/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Round Rock City Council unanimously voted to approve a one-year extension to the meet and confer agreement between the city and Round Rock Firefighter Association June 24.
The resolution for this extension states that firefighters covered by the agreement will receive a 3% increase in pay.
No terms of the agreement are set to change as part of the extension, City Manager Laurie Hadley said. The city has a similar agreement with the police department. The meet and confer is a form of employment contract, which Mayor Craig Morgan said the city renegotiates every three years between its police and fire departments.
Hadley said Round Rock Police Department’s meet and confer was extended in 2020 due to the pandemic and will be coming to an end and revisited in 2021. Extending the fire department’s agreement now means the city will not end up negotiating two meet and confer agreements in the same year.
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.