VSEA Legal Department Urges AOT Maintenance Workers To Closely Check July 16 Paycheck

"If you have not already received the compensatory time credit you are entitled to under the agreement, please carefully check your July 16 paycheck to make sure you have received the compensatory time you are entitled to."

IMPORTANT: AOT Highway Maintenance Employees Check Your July 16 Paycheck
            As a result of VSEA’s settlement of the Call-In Pay Grievance against the Agency of Transportation, many AOT highway maintenance employees are entitled to receive a credit of compensatory time if they were eligible for special snow season status pay during the 2007-2008 and/or 2008-2009 snow seasons (8 hours of compensatory time credit for each season of eligibility for a possible 16 hours total).
 
         AOT has had some difficulty in crediting the employees eligible for the compensatory time credit. VSEA has now been advised that employees who are eligible for the comp. time credits should see them in their July 16 paycheck, if they have not already received them. 
            If you have not already received the compensatory time credit you are entitled to under the agreement, please carefully check your July 16 paycheck to make sure you have received the compensatory time you are entitled to. If you have not received all compensatory time due you, please contact Sylvie at VSEA immediately (after July 16) and let her know how many comp. time credit hours you are missing. Failure to do so may result in you losing the benefits of this settlement. 
            The exact language of the settlement agreement requires the Agency to:
            a.          credit each current employee who was covered by and eligible for Article 68 benefits of the Non-Management Unit Bargaining Agreement (Special Snow Season Status) during any part of the 2007-2008 winter snow season with eight hours of compensatory time; AND
b.          credit each current employee who was covered by and eligible for Article 68 benefits of the Non-management Bargaining Unit Agreement during any part of the 2008-2009 winter snow season with eight hours of compensatory time; AND
c.           execute a side letter … amending the Special Snow Season Status Articles … as follows:
“… each employee on snow season status shall be compensated by receiving up to twelve hundred dollars ($1200) for fiscal year 2002, fifteen hundred dollars ($1500) thereafter through fiscal year 2009, and seventeen hundred dollars ($1700) thereafter, which shall be the only compensation for being on “Special Snow Season Status” …”.