TO: All Staff
FROM: Christine Lizardi Frazier
SUBJECT: Negotiations Results
I am pleased to report the successful conclusion of negotiations with our two employee associations. Before I get into the specifics, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to your representatives from SOSCA and KCEA for a professional, collaborative and open process.1
As KCSOS implements the new Local Control Funding Formula, it was important to take the time necessary to understand how this will affect our budgets in future years. In addition, continued increases in benefit costs mean that all of us must be prudent in our spending and cautious about future revenues. That said, I am pleased to report the following results, which were supported overwhelmingly by nearly all KCSOS employees. These results apply to all permanent Classified, Certificated and Management staff:
Please note that Payroll & HR staff will only be able to answer questions about the COLA payment after October 1, 2013 as staff will be working hard between now and then to calculate and process the pay rate changes for all permanent KCSOS employees. We appreciate your patience during the next few weeks and remind you that your COLA payment will appear on your September pay statement.
I am so proud of KCSOS employees and your dedication to the students and school districts we serve and am pleased to be able to provide a pay increase that recognizes your efforts over the past several years. Thank you for your unwavering dedication as “advocates for children”!
It’s that time again! SOSCA is beginning the negotiations process and would like to hear from you, its membership. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion. ALL suggestions will be reviewed and presented to the negotiations committee later this year for consideration. Suggestions should be submitted via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JoinSOSCA). Simply leave a comment on the post regarding SOSCA Negotiations. (Look for the icon above.) Don’t have a Facebook account? You may email suggestions to Darie Wright, SOSCA Director of Negotiations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE – We’ve received several suggestions already (see below) and hope to continue hearing from our members!
DON’T FORGET! While you’re on our Facebook page, be sure to “Like Us” for a chance to win a VISA gift card at the May 16th SOSCA General Meeting (5 p.m. in Room 1A). You need not be present to win.