Frequently Asked Questions

Posted May 21, 2014 | Category: Salary | Rating:

UFT members who take an approved unpaid leave will get all of the rate increases that other employees will receive upon their return. In addition, they will receive all of their retroactive pay so long as they return from leave by Oct. 1, 2023. Employees who miss a scheduled lump-sum payment will be paid on Oct. 1 of each year until all payments are made.

Posted May 20, 2014 | Category: Salary | Rating:

You will receive retroactive pay only if you are continuously employed up to the date of the payout as a full-time or part-time teacher or paraprofessional eligible for health insurance.

Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Category: Salary | Rating:

Pedagogues and paraprofessionals receive 24 semi-monthly checks — 20 for your service from September to June and four for July and August. To be eligible for full vacation pay, you need to have worked the entire school year. If you worked less than a full school year, your vacation pay will be pro-rated.

Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Category: Salary | Rating:

Longevity increases are based on your years working as a pedagogue in the city’s public schools. You will automatically receive a longevity salary increase after you have completed 5, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22 years in the system.

Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Category: Salary | Rating:

A salary differential is an increase based on earned academic credits, coursework or degrees beyond the bachelor’s degree. In order to receive a higher salary for your advanced academic qualifications, you must fill out the DOE’s online salary differential form and submit hard copy to the DOE along with your original (not photocopied) transcripts. The union recommends that you hand-deliver this application to 65 Court Street, Brooklyn, Room 102 and get a receipt. If your application is...

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Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Category: Salary | Rating:

A salary step is an increase in salary based on experience. With continuous service you move up a half-step twice a year — although there may be no monetary difference between the “A” and “B” levels within one year. These “steps” occur on your equated appointment date and on March 1. New teachers must complete an online salary step application. Most new teachers start at Step 1A, but you may start at a higher step if you taught outside the city’s public schools or did regular substitute or...

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Posted Aug 5, 2010 | Category: Salary | Rating:

Your base salary depends on three factors: your experience; your academic credits; and your length of service in the city’s public schools. Experience determines what step you are on; your academic credits determine what differentials you receive; and your service in the city’s public schools determines your longevity payments.

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