Contractual Retroactive Payment in November 18th Paychecks: Second Annual Wage Increase Coming Soon.
10/31/2016 - Retroactive Pay for Nov. 14, 2015 – Aug. 5, 2016
The interest arbitration award dated July 8, 2016 that established the terms for the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), ordered a retroactive pay increase effective Nov. 14, 2015. USPS started paying the new rates ordered by the arbitration award on Aug. 6, 2016. The retroactive pay for all APWU represented employees for the period from Nov. 16, 2015 through Aug. 5, 2016 will be paid in pay period 23 (Oct. 29-Nov. 11) and reflected in the November 18, 2016 paycheck.
The rate changes for all paid hours (including annual and sick leave, Sunday premium, overtime, etc.) will be reflected in the retroactive payments. Actual payments will vary based on pay grade and step as well as the number and type of hours worked.
Retirees and other separated employees who worked any hours after Nov. 13 will receive retroactive payments. The retro payment will be mailed to the installation head of the duty station from which employees retired or separated.
As an alternative to picking up a check personally, former employees can request to have the check mailed to them. They must provide a PS Form 3077 to the final employing office requesting. PS Form 3077s must not be submitted to the Eagan Accounting Service Center but to the duty station from which the employee retired, or was otherwise separated.
Upcoming Annual Wage Increase
In addition, the second general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Union Contract) is effective Nov. 26, 2016. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on Dec. 16, 2016. Career employees will receive a pay raise of 1.3%. Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will receive a pay increase of 2.3% (PSEs do not receive a cost-of-living adjustments and for that reason were awarded an additional 1% in their annual wage increases). The next career employee COLA increase is due in early March, 2017.