June 2021

From the desk of Mr. Sellman….

William H. Sellman

Dear Colleagues:

FY-21 Compensation Enhancement – One-time bonus

Pursuant to the amended FY-21 provisions of the Negotiated Agreement between SEIU Local 400 and the Board of Education of Prince George’s County Public Schools, full-time and part-time (benefits-eligible) employees shall receive a one-time 1% bonus for all employees in the unit as of June 11, 2021.

This one-time bonus will be paid by separate check on June 25, 2021, subject to applicable taxes.  Employees can view this one-time 1% bonus in their e-payslips in Oracle Self-Service.

FY-22 Compensation Enhancement

Pursuant to the FY-22 provisions of the Negotiated Agreement between SEIU Local 400 PG and the Board of Education of Prince George’s County Public Schools, full-time and part-time (benefit eligible) employees shall receive:

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

  • 2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) effective July 1, 2021.

Step Increment

  • Those on Step 20 as of June 30, 2021, will receive a 1% annual differential for the time-period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
  • All eligible full-time and part-time (benefits-eligible) employees hired prior to December 31, 2020, with an anniversary date of October 1 (see chart below), shall receive a step increase effective October 1, 2021.
  • All eligible full-time and part-time (benefits-eligible) employees hired prior to June 30, 2021, with an anniversary date of April 1 (see chart below), shall receive a step increase effective April 1, 2022.
  • Employees hired after June 30, 2021, are not eligible for the FY-22 step.
  • Employees who received an unsatisfactory evaluation for FY-21 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) are not eligible for the FY-22 step increase.
            Date Hired into Bargaining Unit         Assigned Step Increment “Anniversary” Date
July 1 – December 31 October 1
January 1 – June 30 April 1

Employees who are in a “frozen” salary status are not eligible for the FY-22 compensation enhancements.

Salary Longevity Adjustment

In addition to the FY-22 provisions outlined above, all full-time and part-time (benefits-eligible) employees meeting all of the following criteria will be eligible to receive a “Salary Longevity” adjustment effective July 1, 2021:

  • Must be in a position for which SEIU Local 400 PG is the identified bargaining unit as of July 1, 2021
  • Must have been in a full-time/part-time (benefits-eligible) position as of June 30, 2011
  • Must have had no break in service from June 30, 2011, to July 1, 2021

Employees on Step 18 or below as of June 30, 2021 (meeting the eligibility criteria outlined above) will receive a step increase effective July 1, 2021.  Those on Step 19 and above as of June 30, 2021 (meeting the eligibility criteria outlined above) will receive a 2% annual differential for July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Additional Information

The adjustments effective July 1, 2021 (i.e., COLA and “Salary Longevity” adjustment) will be viewable in Oracle Self-Service on or around July 2, 2021, and will be reflected on July 9. The effective date of July 1, 2021, falls in the middle of the pay period; therefore, the July 9 pay will reflect eight (8) days at the old rate and two (2) days at the new rate.

Employees are always encouraged to access Oracle Self-Service, Annual Salary menu line to view current salary, grade, and step information. All questions should be addressed to the Compensation and Classification office via email at comp.salaryinquiries@pgcps.org.

Thank you

Office of the Chief of Human Resources

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Sasscer Administration Building – Room 104

14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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