Changes Coming to Your Paycheck after July 1, 2014
This is just a reminder that the second year of our current labor contract for MEA-represented employees takes effect on July 1, 2014. For most MEA-represented employees, this means:
- The end of mandatory furlough. The remaining 26 hours of mandatory furlough will be eliminated, meaning the corresponding pay deduct (equal to about 1.4% of salary) that went along with it will also be eliminated. (For employees in certain classifications—primarily civilian positions in the Police and Fire Departments—that had all of their mandatory furlough eliminated last year, this will not apply.)
- An additional $530 in Flex, bringing the total allotment to $7,375.
- Employees with a defined benefit pension will pay less out-of-pocket for your pension. The amount of savings will vary among employees depending on age and hire date, but the average savings will be .65%
- Two additional discretionary days off with pay.
For most MEA-represented employees, these improvements will combine to increase take-home pay by more than 3% of salary.
If you have questions or need more information about these changes, please contact your MEA representative at 619-264-6632.