[April 3, 2020] Retro Checks Have Landed

March 31, 2020 was the deadline to complete the processing of retroactive payments and one-time cash payment corrections. If you have not received your payments by next week please contact HR first and then if needed contact, EAA for assistance. 

[March 10, 2020] Underpayments Are Being Made & Retro Payments Are Being Processed

The City Administrative Officer has notified EAA that underpayments will be made tomorrow and that the Controller is processing retro payments to be completed by the end of March.
From the City Controller:
  • EAA 2.9% retro effective 10/28/18 to 7/6/19 (2019-10 to 2020-01) – 18 pay periods
  • EAA 2.9% + 15 to 12 step restructure retro effective 7/7/19 to 10/12/19 (2020-02 to 2020-08) – 7 pay periods

[February 14, 2020] This most recent MOU Update addresses the underpayment issue:

All underpayments are expected to be delivered during Pay Period 18, which ends of 2/29/2020 and is paid on 3/25/2020. This correction will include approximately 268 employees. It will show under earnings and other Compensation section of the paycheck with CW variation code as a separate line item. 

[January 23, 2020] As a follow-up to last month’s update, we have the following to report:

  • ONE-TIME CASH PAYOUT:  There are approximately 296 unresolved payments. All underpayments are expected to be resolved and paid by the end of February 2020.
  • RETRO PAYMENTS: Scheduled to be completed by the last pay period in March 2020.

    NOTE: The retro payments will appear on your regular paycheck (one paycheck) and will be itemized in the pay memo.

[December 12, 2019] In addition to the one-time cash payouts being disseminated, we have a few follow-up updates for you:

  • ONE-TIME CASH PAYOUT: Checks (in most work locations) were distributed on December 11, 2019 as previously confirmed. Contact EAA if (1) you did NOT receive a check but believe that you should have OR (2) you received a check, but believe you were underpaid.
  • TERMINATION of MEDICAL PREMIUM CONTRIBUTIONS: Beginning January 1, 2020, the payroll deduction for medical premium contributions stops; this will be reflected in your January 15, 2020 paychecks.
  • NEXT COLA: Another COLA of 2.75% is effective January 19, 2020, this will be reflected in your February 12, 2020 paychecks.
  • RETRO CHECKS for the October 28, 2018 COLA (2.9%): Still no precise date but after January 31, 2020.

[November 21, 2019] The most recent news we have received from the City Controller is:

  • ONE-TIME CASH PAYOUT: Payment is confirmed for December 11, 2019 [non-payday].
  • NEXT COLA: The next scheduled cost-of-living adjustment (+2.75%) is effective January 19, 2020 and will be reflected in your February 12, 2020 paychecks.
  • RETRO CHECKS: The retroactive payments for the 2.9% COLA (for the period October 28, 2018 to October 12, 2019) will be issued “during the first quarter of 2020” which we interpret as being some time after January 30, 2020.
  • SPECIAL ADJUSTMENTS (effective July 7, 2019/others effective August 14, 2019 i.e. the increased Bi-Lingual Premium): These are being implemented by the hiring departments – please check with your department and keep your assigned EAA Labor Rep informed of any further changes.

[October 23, 2019] We now have a formal confirmation of the following:

  • The 2.9% COLA will be added to the PP 9 paychecks on November 6th.
  • The 15-step to 12-step conversion will also be implemented and reflected on the November 6th paychecks.
  • The one-time non-pensionable cash payout is still scheduled for December 11th.

[October 11, 2019] We have been receiving many questions about the implementation dates for the salary increases/cash payout we earned in our new MOU’s. Note that neither EAA nor the CAO (nor any City union) controls the speed of payroll processing. Only the Controller’s Office is in charge of that. That said, here is the most recent information regarding implementation dates:

  • 2.9% Salary Increase – Scheduled for the 10/23/19 paychecks; failing that, 11/06/19.
  • Retro Checks for the 2.9% Increase (effective 10/28/18) – Once the 2.9% is added into paychecks, the retro amounts will be calculated and retro checks issued (possibly in December, but likely in January).
  • Cash Payouts – Scheduled as a separate check for 12/11/19 (non-payday).
  • Special Adjustments – For those special adjustments/pay-grade advancements with effective date 07/07/19, TBD. Expected by 12/18/19.

If we receive more precise implementation information from the CAO following this date, we will post that information here on the EAA website as well as on EAA’s network of social media channels. We have another salary increase (2.75%) coming in January 2020!

[September 10, 2019]  Although there are still some LOI’s outstanding, a Conversion Table and Salary Step Scale has been approved and release for your reference.

Check the table below to determine which salary step you will fall into once the conversions go into effect. Is the text too small too read? Click HERE to download the Conversion Table and Salary Step Scale in pdf format.


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