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Fiscal Year 2020 Salary Increases

Fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget and corresponding employee association agreements approved by the Board of Education allow for salary increases effective July 1, 2019. The increases include—

This page will walk you through some of the negotiated changes and help you determine how you will be impacted.

How does this apply to you?

First, determine your current salary step.
  1. Visit the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page;
  2. Click on the My salary information link, which you will find under the green My Pay banner;
  3. Log in to be directed to your current salary information; and
  4. Click on your position code or job title to see your current salary step.
Next, review your union-specific information.

SEIU employees will receive—

  • a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA);
  • an additional $0.17 adjustment to their hourly rate (SB 1030); and
  • a salary step adjustment on July 1, 2019, if hired prior to February 1, 2019, unless on unpaid leave for five months or more during FY 2019 or currently at the top step of their pay grade.

MCEA employees will receive—

  • a 1 percent COLA;
  • an additional adjustment to their salaries (SB 1030) as follows:
    • Steps 1 through 5 will increase by $1,000
    • Steps 6 through 25 will increase by $500; and
     
  • a salary step increase on July 1, 2019, if hired prior to February 1, 2019, unless on unpaid leave for five months or more during FY 2019 or currently at the top step of their pay grade.

MCEA employees who are off scale—on steps 50, 55, 60 and 65 due to a 2 percent salary increase during FY 2013 or FY 2014—will receive the 1 percent COLA and a $500 adjustment to their annual salary, but will not receive a step increase on July 1, 2019.

MCAAP/MCBOA employees will receive—

  • a 1 percent COLA;
  • a $948 adjustment to their annual salary (SB 1030); and
  • a salary step increase on July 1, 2019, if hired prior to February 1, 2019, unless on unpaid leave for five months or more during FY 2019 or currently at the top step of their pay grade.

MCAAP/MCBOA employees who are off scale—on steps 50 or 60 due to a 2 percent salary increase during FY 2013 or FY 2014—will receive the 1 percent COLA and the $948 adjustment to their annual salary, but will not receive a step increase on July 1, 2019.

Now, find out if you are eligible for a FY 2020 step adjustment. 

(Note: For SEIU, some step adjustments do not include a salary increase but move the employee toward an increase.)

You will receive a step increase if—

  • You were hired prior to February 1, 2019, AND
  • You were NOT on unpaid leave for five months or more in FY 2019, AND
  • Your step is not off-scale (steps 50, 55, 60 and 65 for MCEA; steps 50 or 60 for MCAAP/MCBOA), AND
  • You are not on a top step (17 for SEIU, 25 for MCEA, 10 for MCAAP, and 12 for MCBOA).
Compare the outcome with the Salary Schedules

Now that you know your current step and what you will receive, refer to the FY 2020 Salary Schedules (effective July 1, 2019) to see exactly how that translates to dollars and cents.

What to expect next

  1. Verify the increase you have received.
    Your new salary information, including your salary/hourly rate of pay and prorated annual salary for the coming FY, will be available online beginning July 1, 2019. To verify your salary, on or after July 1, 2019, visit the Employee Self-Service web page and click My salary information under the green My Pay banner.
  2. Look for your salary increase in your July 19, 2019 paycheck.
    Pay increases that result from the FY 2020 COLA and step increase take effect on July 1, 2019. Remember: MCPS employees are paid two weeks after the last day of a pay period. This means that you will receive your COLA and FY 2020 step increase beginning with your July 19, 2019 paycheck.

For more information regarding the 2020 budget and negotiated agreements, visit the Association Relations web page.