How guidance counselors can calculate their arrears from the two 1% increases

The first rate increases under the new contract are taking effect this fall. The contract featured a 1 percent pay increase retroactive to May 1, 2013, and another 1 percent pay increase retroactive to May 1, 2014. Here is the timetable for when the salary adjustments and retroactive payments will appear in paychecks. The information below will help guidance counselors calculate the arrears they are owed.

Q-Bank receives 24 semi-monthly paychecks a year.  To get the recurring gross of each paycheck, divide your annual salary by 24. Type in red  shows when the first 1% pay increase took effect on May 1, 2013. Type in blue shows when the second 1% pay increase took effect on May 1, 2014.

The following is an example only.  Please refer to the appropriate guidance counselor salary schedules  (for May 19, 2008, May 1, 2013 and May 1, 2014) to calculate what you were owed and how your new salary has been calculated.

Arrears are calculated in the same manner for per diem, per session and other flat rates. To calculate your arrears, please refer to the Other Rates salary schedule.

EXAMPLE:

The following example is based on a guidance counselor on Step 6B with differential (VIh2) effective May 19, 2008 who progresses to Step 8A effective Sept. 1, 2014.

This guidance counselor’s old salary ;    This guidance counselor’s new salary
based on May 19, 2008 salary schedule based on the May 1, 2013 and May 1, 2014 salary schedules
5/1/13-6B (Vlh2) $57,639 ÷ 24 = $2,808.67; 5/1/13-6B (Vlh2) $58,215 ÷ 24 = $2,836.75
9/1/13-7A (Vlh2) $60,023 ÷ 24 = $2,870.67; 9/1/13-7A (Vlh2) $60,623 ÷ 24 = $2,899.46
3/1/14-7B (Vlh2) $63,265 ÷ 24 = $3,070.12         3/1/14-7B (Vlh2) $63,898 ÷ 24 = $3,100.83
5/1/14-7B (Vlh1) $63,265 ÷ 24 = $3,070.12        5/1/14-7B (Vlh2) $64,537 ÷ 24 = $3,131.83
9/1/14-8A (Vlh2) $66,299 ÷ 24 = $3,187.75; 9/1/14-8A (Vlh2) $67,632 ÷ 24 = $3,251.83

Now you calculate the difference between the old and new guidance counselor’s salary at each step
$2,836.75 (new) – $2,808.67 (old) = $28.08 more per pay period (for paychecks from May 1, 2013 to August 30, 2013)
$2,899.46 (new) – $2,870.75 (old) = $28.71 more per pay period (for paychecks from Sept. 1, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014)
$3,100.83 (new) – $3,070.12 (old) = $30.71 more per pay period (for paychecks from March 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014)
$2,689.04 (new) – $2,636.04 (old) = $53.00 more per pay period (for paychecks from May 1, 2014 to August 30, 2014)
$3,251.83 (new) – $3,187.75 (old) = $64.08 more per pay period (for paychecks from Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 15, 2014)

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