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2% pay increase on Feb. 14

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The salaries of UFT-represented employees covered by ratified Department of Education-UFT contracts will increase by 2 percent on Feb. 14.

Pedagogues and paraprofessionals on the Q Bank payroll will see the higher rate of pay for the full pay period in their Feb. 28 paychecks and two days at the higher rate in the Feb. 15 paychecks.

UFT-represented employees on the H Bank payroll will see the higher rate of pay for the full pay period in their March 8 paychecks and a partial increase in their Feb. 22 paychecks.

Q Bank Feb. 15 and H Bank Feb. 22 checks will be calculated in full at the higher rate and then show a deduction of the difference between the higher and lower rate for Feb. 1-13 (Q Bank) and for Feb. 3-13 (H Bank). These deductions are accurate.

All pedagogues who work per diem or per session will see the 2 percent pay rate in the March 12 paycheck for any time worked on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Paras working per session and para substitutes will see their increase based on the new salary rate in their regular semimonthly paychecks dated Feb. 28.

All new longevities and increases to existing longevities will also take effect on Feb. 14.

Paraprofessionals with less than five years on the job will receive a new $500 longevity in addition to contractual raises. Paras with five or more years on the job will have $1,200 added to their existing five- or 15-year longevities.

UFT-represented employees in titles that have a maximum salary of less than $100,000 will receive a $500 increase in longevities at or above the five-year mark. These titles include school secretaries, lab specialists and supervisors of school security.

Education officers/analysts and associate education officers/analysts will get the following increases to longevities: $200 at five years; $400 at 10 years; $600 at 15 years; and $800 at 20 years.

As part of the 2014 contract, eligible UFT-represented employees in October will receive another lump-sum payment of 25 percent of the increased take-home pay they would have earned had they received 4 percent raises in 2009 and 2010.

If occupational and physical therapists, school nurses and supervisors of nurses and therapists vote on Jan. 31 to ratify the new tentative contract reached by the UFT, the DOE and the city on Jan. 29, they, too, will receive the 2 percent pay increase effective Feb. 14 and other benefits. The DOE-UFT contract covering that bargaining unit was voted down last fall.

If you have any questions, please contact a salary rep in your UFT borough office.

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