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Fiscal Year 2019 Salary Increases

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019–2020 budget and corresponding employee association agreements have been approved by the Board of Education and include salary increases for eligible employees. This page will walk you through some of the negotiated changes and help you determine if you are eligible to receive a salary increase.

How does this apply to you?

To find out if you will receive a FY 2019 salary increase, begin by doing the following:

1. Determine your current pay status (e.g., your current salary step). To find your current pay status—

  1. Visit the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page.
  2. Click on My salary information under the green My Pay banner.
  3. Log in using your Outlook username and password.
  4. Click your job title (in blue). Detailed information about your salary will appear at the bottom of the screen, including your current pay step and, if applicable, the date you reached step 10.

2. Determine your pay status as of July 1, 2011 (FY 2012) (MCAAP/MCBOA members will not need this information.)

  1. Return to the ESS web page.
  2. Click on My salary history under the green My Pay banner.
  3. Log in using your Outlook username and password.
  4. Enter July 1, 2011 in the effective date field and click the Continue button.
  5. Click your job title (in blue). Detailed information about your salary in FY 2012 will appear.

3. After you have gathered your current and FY 2012 pay information, review the information below that is specific to your union; i.e., MCAAP/MCBOA, MCEA, or SEIU. It will help you determine whether or not you are eligible for a FY 2019 salary increase.

MCAAP/MCBOA—

  • All eligible employees will receive a step increase effective July 1, 2018. Click on the link below for your union for an infographic* that will ask you some simple questions to help you determine if you are eligible for the step increase:  
  • MCAAP/MCBOA salary schedules will be adjusted to include a 2 percent general wage adjustment.
  • Employees who are off scale—on steps 50 or 60—will receive the 2 percent general wage adjustment for FY 2019, but will not receive a step increase on July 1, 2018.

MCEA—

  • All eligible employees will receive a step increase effective July 1, 2018. Click on the link below for an infographic* that will ask you some simple questions to help you determine if you are eligible for the step increase:  
  • Teachers who missed a scheduled step increase during FY 2012 and are currently in a position comparable to the one they held in FY 2012 will receive a make-up step increase on January 5, 2019. The link above also will help you determine if you are eligible for the make-up step.
  • Teachers hired prior to February 1, 2018, who do not receive either the July 1, 2018 or January 5, 2019 steps increases will receive a one-time bonus of $900, pro-rated by total FTE, in their October 26, 2018 paychecks.
  • Teachers who are currently on Step 50 will move to step 25; teachers on step 60 will move to step 55, effective July 1, 2018.
  • The one-time bonus payment of $1,200, pro-rated by total FTE, will no longer be given to MCEA members who apply for a salary lane change, effective July 1, 2018. Salary advancements for reaching educational milestones will continue to be granted. To be considered for the $1,200 payment before it is discontinued, eligible teachers may submit, by June 6, 2018, all of the necessary documentation to the certification unit in the MCPS Department of Certification and Staffing. For more information about the appropriate documentation to submit as well as when educational salary advancements become effective, visit the certification website.
  • Substitute teacher pay will be increased by 1 percent, effective July 1, 2018.

SEIU—

  • Eligible SEIU employees will receive a make-up step for FY 2012, effective July 1, 2018. To determine your eligibility, first ask yourself the following two questions:

    1. Are you currently on step 10, 50, or 60?
    2. Were you hired after June 30, 2011?

    If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, you are NOT eligible for the FY 2012 make-up step. If you answered "no" to both questions, you MAY be eligible for the make-up step. Click on the link below for an infographic* that will ask these and additional questions to help you determine your eligibility for the make-up step.

     
  • The SEIU salary schedule has been revised to include steps 11–17, effective July 1, 2018. Current off-scale steps 50 and 60 will be added to the salary schedule as regular steps 13 and 17. Unit members on step 10, 50, or 60 on June 30, 2018, will be placed on steps 10 through 17 based on the date they first reached step 10.

    If you will be on step 10, 50, or 60 on June 30, 2018, click on the link below for an infographic* that will help you determine or approximate your new step.

     
  • All eligible employees will receive a FY 2019 step increase effective July 1, 2018. Click on the link below for an infographic* that will ask questions to help you determine if you are eligible for the FY 2019 step increase:

     
  • SEIU employees hired prior to February 1, 2018, who do not receive a pay increase as a result of one of the step increase provisions detailed above will receive a one-time bonus of $900, pro-rated by total FTE, in their October 26, 2018, paychecks. 

4. Compare the outcome with the FY 2019 Salary Schedules Effective July 1, 2018. Now that you know your current step and what you will receive, refer to the salary schedules to see exactly how that translates to dollars and cents.

  • Verify the increase you receive—Beginning July 1, 2018, you will be able to verify your FY 2019 salary by visiting the ESS website and selecting My salary information under the My Pay banner. After logging in, you will see your new salary information including your rate of pay, prorated annual salary, and biweekly rate.
  • Look for your salary increase in your July 20, 2018 paycheck—Pay increases that result from the FY 2019 step increases and SEIU make-up step increases take effect on July 1, 2018. Remember: MCPS employees are paid two weeks after the last day of a pay period. This means that you will receive your FY 2019 step increase beginning with your July 20, 2018, paycheck.

For more information regarding the 2019-2020 budget and negotiated agreements, visit the Office of Employee Engagement and Labor Relations web page.

*When viewing onscreen, simply click the “+” sign that appears at the bottom of your screen to increase the size of the infographic.

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