U.S. Army Europe reaches agreement with local national workforce

Oct. 23, 2014

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

WIESBADEN Germany -- U.S. Army Europe came to an agreement with the local national workforce in Germany Oct. 21. Negotiations were conducted within the legal framework of the U.S. Defense Appropriations Act (Section 8002), and both parties agreed to a 2.4 percent pay increase.

"We value all of our civilian employees and they remain critical to our mission. Arriving at a timely and mutually beneficial agreement was paramount to this command's ability to meet its national security goals," said Lt. Gen Donald M. Campbell Jr., commander U.S. Army Europe.

Because USAREUR is the lead agent for all U.S. forces in these negotiations, and all other sending states forces are also represented, the agreement applies to all local national employees of sending states forces in Germany.

The agreement will take effect retroactive to Sept. 1, 2014, due to the expiration of the previous agreement Aug. 31.

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