Mayor Alvin Brown is committed to retirement reform that provides for a sustainable and fair solution for both city employees and hard working taxpayers. On this page, you can find information on the tentative agreements the city has made with public safety and general employees.
Police and Fire Employees
On May 8, 2013, Mayor Alvin Brown announced an agreement on retirement reform with the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters (JAFF), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund (JPFPF).
The agreement is projected to save taxpayers approximately $1.1 billion over 30 years, including almost $50 million in the next Fiscal Year alone (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014). To put those numbers in perspective, the first year savings alone are the same amount of money needed to pay the compensation of approximately 800 city employees. The savings equal the combined budgets of the Jacksonville Public Libraries and the City Planning and Development Department.
“I greatly respect our brave public safety employees and the important work they do for our community,” said Mayor Brown. “This agreement is a product of partnership between the City and public safety professionals. Together, we have achieved retirement reform that will help ensure financial sustainability for both taxpayers and employees.” Read More
News Conference: May 8, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
On May 21, 2013, Mayor Alvin Brown announced a tentative agreement on retirement reform with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union. The next day, Mayor Brown announced a tentative agreement with the Jacksonville Supervisor's Association (JSA).
AFSCME represents approximately 2,000 general employees who serve in clerical, technical, and administrative positions. JSA represents approximately 460 city employees who serve in supervisory positions.
“Our general employees perform important work for our community,” said Mayor Brown. “Working together with AFSCME, we have achieved retirement reform that will help ensure financial sustainability for both taxpayers and employees.”