Chief Executive Officer / Employee Compensation Restoration Proposal
  • Employee Compensation Restoration Proposal

    Employee Compensation Restoration Proposal

    Over the last decade, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has been working through the 2009 to 2012 economic downturn. The county overall was slower to recover from the recession and the school system was not immune to the effects. Numerous cost-savings strategies were used to limit the impact on students and schools, including a “freeze” on employee salary increases from 2009 to 2012. In recognition of the workforce’s sacrifices, Interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is now proposing the extraordinary step of a restorative salary increase to all employees who lost steps during the downturn, yet remained with the school system. Today’s action is a step forward in recruiting and retaining the best employees to serve Prince George’s County children and families.

    Eligible Employees

    • 8,300 employees including nearly 3,500 teachers and over 3,650 support staff

    Funding Resources

    • Millions in Kirwan funding from the State of Maryland

    • Nearly $20 million in cuts across PGCPS, but none from the classroom

    Union Partners

    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

    • Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel (ASASP)

    • Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA)

    • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)


    Step Restoration Cost Estimates

    Employee Union

    Number of Employees

    Number of Employees Impacted

    Cost Estimate

    AFSCME      6,145 4,004 $11,974,164

    ASASP II

    782

    678

    $4,370,396

    ASASP III

    385

    266

    $1,419,074

    Executive

    70

    47

    $469,478

    PGCEA

    10,343

    5,483

    $20,532,327

    SEIU

    1,011

    731

    $2,188,234

    Total

    18,736

    11,209

    $40,751,116*




    Employee Compensation FY 2010 – FY 2012

    Employee Union

    Type of Increase

    FY 2010

    FY 2011

    FY 2012

    PGCEA

    COLA

    Step

    Other

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    0.5% One-time stipend

    ASASP II

    COLA

    Step

    Other

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    0.5% One-time stipend

    ASASP III

    COLA

    Step

    Other

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    0.5% One-time stipend

    SEIU

    COLA

    Step

    Other

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    None

    0%

    None

    0.5% One-time stipend


    *Cost estimate does not include any salary-related fringe benefits such as FICA, Worker’s Compensation and Pension. PGCPS estimates these fringe benefits would increase the total to $46,500,371.