Thank you to all Administrative Managers who filled out your EEOC paperwork and submitted everything on time. As you know from all of our previous updates, we successfully met the deadline and have moved on to the final steps in the process that will allow all Admin Managers to be paid.
Many of you have sent questions through our social media outlets regarding the status of the process and when you can expect to receive payment. While I’m glad you are utilizing this as a means of communication – and I know we respond quickly – I want to provide an overall update and answer as many questions as possible now so everyone can read the answers.
At this point, we have only about 200 Admin Managers in the class remaining who have not submitted their paperwork. The majority of these are retired City workers who have not provided any current contact information, or are estates of deceased members. We are making one final outreach attempt to contact them. If we do not receive a reply, and their paperwork is not submitted, they will be excluded from the settlement and the money will be divided amongst those who did sign and return their paperwork.
Local 1180 will be receiving a list from the City indicating the assignment levels of Administrative Managers in each agency. Each Staff Rep will have a list of members in the agencies they cover with corresponding levels assigned by the City. At some point, the City will send a notice directly to each Admin Manager with an explanation of the expedited arbitration process should you believe you were placed in the wrong level. If you disagree with your status, we will be here to assist you with the arbitration process. We know there are going to be issues and we are prepared to deal with them on an individual basis.
The amount of money each Admin Manager receives is calculated by the City and the Claims Administrator based on a formula that takes into account numerous factors, including the amount of money in the back pay settlement, the number of members in the class, number of years in title, race, and gender, amongst others. This formula is set and is not going to change. You will not be notified of the amount you will receive prior to getting a check. We do not have control over that.
We know the biggest question is when you will be paid. As of today, October 28, 2019, the City has informed me that the retro pay for the assignment levels will be paid out on December 13, 2019, for Mayoral agencies. The retro pay, if you are eligible, will be paid from October 2018 to the present to bring you up to the correct salary. The schedule of salaries is on the documents you received in the Release Forms. The back pay will be a separate check. The City has not yet confirmed if it will be the same date, but I am staying on top of them to confirm.
The City is working with OPA and we are hoping they are committed to this date! However, remember that human error is always a factor when dealing with timelines and deadlines! Do not spend money you do not have in your hands. Just a friendly public service announcement!
We are working on payment dates for NYCHA Administrative Managers. For NYCTA workers, we are reviewing the surveys you submitted. We are in the process of setting another date to talk with Transit regarding the lawsuit. As we previously mentioned, the City refused to include NYCTA employees in this settlement as they do not negotiate for Transit employees. The circumstances are different in many aspects, and we are continuing and committed to come to an agreement that works for our members at Transit and hopefully will not have to file a separate lawsuit.
For the Mayoral agencies, we know you have been waiting a long time to receive your settlement money. At this time, I can tell you that we are very near the finish line. The checks you receive should be in time for the holidays and will be a nice present to close out the year.
By standing united throughout this process, we remain #StrongerTogether. As we have been doing from the start, we will continue to provide you any new information as we have it.