Salary Contingency

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

The appropriation for Salary Contingency funds various salary and benefit items for both union and non-union employees that cannot be covered in the departmental budgets.

The Salary Contingency funds collective bargaining agreement settlements, salary adjustments not budgeted in departmental accounts, cost of-living allowances, staffing for temporary vacancies, and administrative leaves. Some of the most common employee benefits funded are sick-leave buybacks, vacation payouts, and perfect attendance allowances. The City also maintains a Wage and Salary Stabilization Fund for similar purposes.

FY22 Budget