Now that we have concluded negotiations on the non-economic components of our classified staff collective bargaining agreement (CBA), it is that time of year where we need to hear from you regarding what types of economic improvements you would like to see allocated effective January 2015 from our Resource Allocation Formula (RAF).
Although we have not yet finalized the analysis of the funds which will be available from our RAF calculations, our best estimate after paying for healthcare increases, PERS/STRS increases, step and column advances, etc., is that something in the neighborhood of a 2% salary increase should be available. This amount of money can potentially be applied in a number of different ways in addition to a general salary increase, for example: increasing the percentage between or adding extra steps to the salary schedule, increasing the funding for educational incentive salary advancement, adding to travel and conference or tuition reimbursement funds, or some other type of special project funding. These are just some possible examples. It’s up to us to decide how we want to spend these available resources.
Please take a moment to complete this survey no later than Wednesday, October 1st. (Please do not reply to this email with your suggestions or your suggestions will not get recorded.) We will then compile everyone’s suggestions and prioritize them for our negotiations. At the conclusion of negotiations everyone will have a chance to vote to ratify the final package.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this process. Thanks in advance for your participation!
Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931
San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca