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October 4 Pay FAQ

The below FAQs are organized by employee group. Please scroll through the entire FAQ to find the section that is most applicable to you.

All Staff

I received a paper check delivered to my school on the September 20th pay. How will my pay be provided for the October 4th pay?

Paychecks will be mailed to the home address you have on file, if you receive paper checks. For those who receive direct deposit, your pay will be deposited into your account.

I need to update my home address. How can I update it in the system?

Employees can update their addresses through Employee Self Service. Log into Employee Self Service via this link. Click ‘Employee Self Service’ in the Main Menu drop-down and then click ‘Personal Information’. Scroll down to the Home Address section and click the Update button on the right-side of the screen. The on-screen instructions will guide you through the rest of the process to update your address. Please note: ITD will be performing scheduled maintenance on enterprise systems and data center equipment. This will result in downtime for services such as ERP systems, including Employee Self-Service, beginning Friday, October 4th at 5:00 pm. All Services will be available by 6:00 am on Monday, October 7th.

Why are my pension contributions higher on the October 4th paycheck than on previous paychecks?

For employees in the state retirement system who owe previous pension contributions for FY 20, FY19, or a previous school year, deductions will be pulled beginning on the October 4th pay and will be spread across multiple pays to reduce the deduction amount in any one paycheck.

Who should I contact to review information regarding my pension contributions / retirement?

For additional information regarding pension contributions from the state retirement system, please go to: https://sra.maryland.gov/.

BTU Staff - 10 Month & 12 Month

When will I begin receiving the 2% increase?

The 2% increase to your base salary will begin on the October 4th paycheck, and will be retroactive to July 1, 2019. 

When will I begin receiving the 1.8% increase?

The 1.8% increase is effective next year, in SY2020-2021.

I saw mention of $700 in a communication from City Schools with regard to my increase. Should my October 4th paycheck have increased by $700?

No. The reference to $700 is included in the PSRP Wage Reopener, not the BTU agreement.

When will I receive my increase for Interval Movement / Achievement Units earned?

Increases associated with interval movement will be provided beginning on the October 4th paycheck. Interval movement based on Achievement Units (AUs) from the SY2018-19 annual evaluation will be retroactive to July 1, 2019.

I received my salary increase, but my interval, pathway and AU balance in Employee Self Service are not yet updated. Does that mean there is an error with my record?

No. The Office in Human Capital prioritizes processing salary changes. As a result, there is a lag between when you receive your salary increase and when your interval, pathway and AU balance are updated in the system. The Office of Human Capital will provide additional information regarding timeline once AU changes have been processed.

The Baltimore Teachers Union recently voted to approve the tentative agreement with City Schools. What does the agreement say regarding salary increases?

The language included in Article V, Provision 5.1.A states: “The salary schedules effective January 1, 2019 shall be increased by 2% on July 1, 2019. The salary schedules effective July 1, 2019 shall be increased by 1.8% on July 1, 2020. Supplemental salary scales remain in effect and shall be increased by 2% on July 1, 2019 and by 1.8% on July 1, 2020, e.g. coaches, clinicians, department heads, etc. All percentage increases for each fiscal year referenced in this paragraph are conditioned upon the State’s approval of the Board’s application for the full amount of grant funds allocated to Baltimore City under Senate Bill 1030 of the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly. If less than the full amount of such funds is approved by the State for either fiscal year, the parties shall renegotiate this provision and Section 5.3.A(3) of the Agreement for each impacted fiscal year.”

PSRP Staff - 10 Month

When will I begin receiving the 2% increase?

The 2% increase to salaries will begin on the October 4th paycheck, and will be retroactive to July 1, 2019.

Should my October 4th paycheck have increased by $700?

No. The PSRP agreement states that you will receive either a 2% increase OR an increase of $700 to your base salary, whichever is greater. As this increase will be annualized across all pay periods, the 2% or $700 will be spread across your paychecks for this year, and are retroactive to July 1, 2019.

Will I receive an additional 1.8% increase?

: No. The 1.8% increase was included in the BTU agreement only. The PSRP Wage Reopener only addressed SY 2019-20.

When will I receive my increase from my SY2018-19 Annual Evaluation?

Increases associated with SY2018-19 Annual Evaluations will be provided beginning on the October 4th paycheck and are retroactive to July 1, 2019.

The PSRP Chapter of the Baltimore Teachers Union recently voted to approve the Wage Reopener with City Schools. What does the agreement say regarding pay increases?

According to Article XIX, Provision A.3, “Effective July 1, 2019, each employee shall receive either an increase of two percent (2%) of their pay or salary or seven hundred dollars ($700) added to base pay, whichever is greater. All longevity payments shall be increased by two percent (2%) effective July 1, 2019

PSRP Staff - 12 Month

When will I begin receiving the 2% increase?

The 2% increase to salaries will begin on the October 4th paycheck, and will be retroactive to July 1, 2019. 

Should my October 4th paycheck have increased by $700?

No. The PSRP agreement states that you will receive either a 2% increase OR an increase of $700 to your base salary, whichever is greater. As this increase will be annualized across all pay periods, the 2% or $700 will be spread across your paychecks for this year, and are retroactive to July 1, 2019.

Will I receive an additional 1.8% increase?

No. The 1.8% increase was included in the BTU agreement only. The PSRP Wage Reopener only addressed SY 2019-20.

When will I receive my increase from my SY2018-19 Annual Evaluation?

Increases associated with SY2018-19 Annual Evaluations were provided in August and were retroactive to July 1, 2019.

The PSRP Chapter of the Baltimore Teachers Union recently voted to approve the Wage Reopener with City Schools. What does the agreement say regarding pay increases?

According to Article XIX, Provision A.3, “Effective July 1, 2019, each employee shall receive either an increase of two percent (2%) of their pay or salary or seven hundred dollars ($700) added to base pay, whichever is greater. All longevity payments shall be increased by two percent (2%) effective July 1, 2019.