City manager: Police contract’s end to affect hiring, promotions, pay


Austin’s contract with its police officers is set to expire Friday without a replacement — and the city could lose flexibility in hiring, promoting and compensating its officers, according to interim City Manager Elaine Hart.

In a memo sent to Mayor Steve Adler and the City Council last week, Hart detailed the most significant changes to current practices that will occur after the Police Department reverts to using the state’s civil service laws, rather than an employment contract with the city.

Read more about how the expiration of the city’s current contract with police could affect hiring at APD at MyStatesman.com .



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