Fiscal Year 2014 Salary Increases

Fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget and corresponding employee association agreements have been approved by the Board of Education, allowing for employee salary increases. This page will walk you through some of the negotiated changes and help you determine how you will be impacted. 

If you were hired prior to February 1, 2013, you will be eligible for a salary increase on February 8, 2014 unless you were on unpaid leave for five months or more during fiscal year 2013. What you will receive will differ based on your individual situation.

How does this apply to you?  

Follow these steps to understand exactly how and when your salary will be impacted.

  • Determine your current status, including your current salary step. To determine your current salary step, reference your Salary Information Notice (SIN) that was sent to you last August or any Personnel Action Notice (PAN) that you have received since then.
  • Answer the questions specific to your union. Once you know your current salary step, click on your union below for a printable infographic that will ask you some simple questions and help you determine exactly what you will receive and when. Please note: When viewing onscreen, simply click the "+" that appears at the bottom of your screen to increase the document size.
    • SEIU  
    • MCEA:
                Hired prior to 2-1-13        
                Hired between 2-1-13 and 6-30-13        
                Hired between 7-1-13 and 1-31-14 
    • MCAAP  
    • MCBOA   
  • Compare the outcome with the current salary schedules. 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. If you are receiving a 2 percent salary increase, refer to this document. A 2 percent salary increase, as negotiated by the three bargaining units, is not considered a step increase on the salary scale.

What to expect next

Verify the increase you have received
When a change is made in the system to your salary, you will receive a Personnel Action Notice (PAN). If you are one of the many employees who will be receiving a step increase on February 8, 2014, you will receive a PAN approximately two weeks after February 8 indicating that the change to your salary was made. If you receive multiple PANs, be sure to refer to the one with the latest date and time printed at the bottom.

If you are eligible for an increase, look for it in your March 7, 2014 paycheck
Pay increases that result from the FY 2014 step increase take effect on February 8, 2014, the first day of the February 8-21, 2014 pay period. Remember: MCPS employees are paid two weeks after the last day of a pay period. This means that if you are eligible for the FY 2014 step increase, you will receive it beginning with your March 7, 2014 paycheck.