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2.5% raises take effect May 14

The salaries of UFT-represented city Department of Education employees will increase by 2.5% effective May 14, 2020.

Teacher’s Choice spending deadline

The deadline for spending Teacher’s Choice funds is Jan. 12, 2020. You should submit your receipts for purchases made between Aug. 1, 2019, and Jan. 12, 2020, along with the Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 17...

A+ courses can earn you more money

Teachers can now earn their MA+30 salary differential by taking new A+ courses designed specifically to support what teachers do every day in their classrooms. The courses are accessible and affordable.


In addition to the regular pay increases negotiated in each city Department of Education-UFT contract, UFT-represented teachers and other pedagogues receive differentials, step payments and longevity increases based on their level of education and...

Will I receive lump sum payments for per-session and per diem work?

There are some instances where you may be eligible; contact your UFT borough office for guidance on your specific situation.

How do retirees receive their lump sum payments?

Retirees who receive their pension checks through direct deposit will have their lump sum payments deposited in to the same account as their pension checks. Retirees who receive their pension checks through the mail will have their lump sum checks...

I am currently on an approved leave. Will I be receiving lump sum payments/retroactive pay?

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 and...

Do retirees receive lump sum retroactive payments?

Yes. Those who worked during the contract period and retired prior to 6/30/14 received one lump sum payment for all monies owed in February 2015. Those who retired effective 7/1/14 or later receive payments on the same basic schedule as active...

I plan to resign soon. Will I continue to receive retroactive/lump sum payments?

You will not receive any retroactive/lump sum payments after you resign.