Suffolk County, NY
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable. Uncodified sections of local laws amending these provisions are included at the end of this chapter.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Classification and salary plans — See Ch. 888.
205a Uncod LL Pro
[Adopted 12-23-1985 by L.L. No. 4-1986 (Ch. 152, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]

§ 205-1 Legislative findings.

A. 
The County Legislature finds and determines that, in order to maintain an equitable basis for compensating elected County officers, a permanent schedule should be established for certain elective officers provided in the Suffolk County Charter. The County Legislature also finds and determines that the State of New York has provided a schedule, including the compensation of the District Attorney of Suffolk County, at equitable levels on a statewide basis superseding local legislation on that subject.
B. 
The County Legislature further finds and determines that any such schedule should be in accordance with the provisions of the Suffolk County Charter limiting annual increases in other items of the expense budget of the County.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Article IV of the Charter, § C4-10E et seq.

§ 205-2 Salary schedule.

[Amended 11-5-1999 by L.L. No. 42-1999; 9-27-2005 by L.L. No. 32-2005; 9-15-2011 by L.L. No. 49-2011]
A. 
The salary of all elected officers specified in Subsection B holding position under the Suffolk County Charter shall be increased annually commencing January 1, 2001, by an amount equal to the lesser of 4% or the amount of increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the New York - Northern New Jersey - Long Island Region published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor for the preceding year.
B. 
Salaries for the following officers shall be subject to the maximum annual adjustment set forth in Subsection A:
[Amended 6-17-2014 by L.L. No. 32-2014]
Officer
County Executive
District Attorney
County Sheriff
County Clerk
County Comptroller
Presiding Officer of the Legislature
Deputy Presiding Officer of the Legislature
County Legislator
C. 
Notwithstanding § 205-5A, in no event shall the District Attorney's salary be less than allowed under state law.

§ 205-3 When effective.

This article shall not take effect until at least 45 days after adoption, nor until approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the County of Suffolk voting on a proposition for its approval if, within 45 days after its adoption, there is filed with the Clerk of the County Legislature a petition protesting against such law in conformity with the provisions of § 24, Subdivision 2h, of the Municipal Home Rule Law, and upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State.
[Adopted 10-7-1998 by L.L. No. 24-1998 (Ch. 152, Art. V, of the 1985 Code)]

§ 205-4 Legislative intent.

A. 
This Legislature finds and determines that the County of Suffolk enacted Local Law No. 23-1996 with the stated legislative intent ". . . that there is a natural progression of salary scales between management and labor which ensures fair compensation, affordable personnel costs, high employee morale and discipline, and incentives for employees to strive to move up the career ladder of County employment."
B. 
This Legislature finds and determines that Local Law No. 23-1996 was declared ". . .unconstitutional, invalid and unenforceable. . ." as to employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
C. 
This Legislature finds and determines that as a result of judicial determination the rational and commendable legislative intent of Local Law No. 23-1996 would be unattainable unless the provisions of Local Law No. 23-1996 are modified.
D. 
Therefore, the purpose of this article is to modify certain provisions of Local Law No. 23-1996 to achieve the theory that there is a natural progression of salary scales between management and labor which ensures fair compensation, affordable personnel costs, high employee morale and discipline, and incentives for employees to strive to move up the career ladder of County employment.

§ 205-5 Limitation on salaries.

A. 
Except as otherwise set forth in this article, no exempt management employee or elected official excluded from a bargaining unit shall receive a salary as provided by the pertinent salary plan equal to or in excess of that year’s budgeted annual salary for the County Executive.
[Amended 10-8-2013 by L.L. No. 42-2013]
B. 
The Police Commissioner and the Deputy Police Commissioner shall not receive the stipend in lieu of overtime contained in Section 26 of the collective bargaining agreement of the Superior Officers Association.
C. 
The County Comptroller is hereby authorized, empowered and directed, pursuant to § C5-2I of the Suffolk County Charter, to make such adjustments in biweekly paychecks, or other forms of payment to an employee or officer, or withhold such payments, as may be necessary to ensure compliance with Subsections A and B of this section.

§ 205-6 Exemption.

[Amended 2-9-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999; 9-27-2005 by L.L. No. 32-2005; 10-8-2013 by L.L. No. 42-2013; 2-11-2014 by L.L. No. 7-2014]
This article shall not apply to the following positions:
A. 
President of Suffolk County Community College;
B. 
Commissioner of Health Services;
C. 
Chief Medical Examiner; and
D. 
Chief Deputy Medical Examiner.

§ 205-7 Applicability.

This article shall apply to any compensation paid by the County of Suffolk on or after January 1, 1998, and shall affect fiscal year 1998, as well as any year subsequent to this article's effective date.