Saturday, September 11, 2010

President Parker's Voice Message (9.09.10)


The Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) would like to thank DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the DC Office of Pay and Retirement and it’s staff for working with the WTU to ensure that our teachers receive their retroactive pay and salary increase by the first pay period of this school year, (Friday, September 10, 2010). Also, we would like to thank our members for your patience in WTU’s ongoing effort to ensure that our members receive their salary increases and retroactive pay in a timely manner.

The paycheck you receive tomorrow, Friday September 10th, will reflect the FY 2010 salary schedule including pay raises negotiated in the new contract. All teachers who have previously received their paychecks through direct deposit will also receive this payment through direct deposit. New teachers who never enrolled in direct deposit will receive hard copy checks through the mail.

Retroactive checks for eligible WTU bargaining unit members are being mailed to your address of record tomorrow (Friday September 10). Teachers should expect to receive these checks no later than Friday, September 17th. After September 17th, teachers may contact the DCPS Payroll Office directly at (202) 442-5330 if you encounter any issues. In the meantime if you have any additional questions about your retroactive pay, please contact the DCPS Office of Human Resources at (202) 442-4090.

It has been brought to our attention that many of our members have been asked to sign a DC Public School's (DCPS) Property Accountability Statement of Understanding. All teachers are reminded that your responsibilities regarding DCPS property have already been negotiated in your collective bargaining agreement. The WTU is recommending that teachers not sign this document until you receive further instructions from the WTU. DCPS has been so advised. If your supervisor requests you to sign the document please contact the WTU office at (202) 293-8600. Also, the WTU has forwarded a copy of the DCPS Property Accountability documents, as well as, a copy of the WTU contract to your WTU email account. Please refer to Article 14 (Damage or Loss of Property) on page # 49 of the new contract to review your negotiated responsibilities regarding DCPS property.

AGAIN teachers are advised not to sign the DCPS Property Accountability Statement pending further notice from the WTU.

You can view a copy of this voice message at your WTU email account
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