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Green light given for pay hike in Child Protective Services

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a hike in pay Thursday for social services caseworkers, including a compromise agreement to raise wages for a wide swath of Child Protective Services caseworkers and supervisors to address concerns about staffing instability and high turnover in that division.

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz helped negotiate a compromise measure with Civil Service Employees Association Local 815 to address CPS concerns earlier this month after more than nine months of CPS workers and supervisors campaigning for a wage increase.

The annual, recurring cost to the county to cover the wage adjustment is expected to be more than $710,000. The change is expected to bring social services caseworkers' salaries more in line with those in other comparable counties across the state.

The fight over pay and turnover at Child Protective Services

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