In-position Increases in the Core Compensation Plan

saccity1985

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I heard them talking about this in the unions town hall conference call for the contract extension. If the extension is passed, a minimum of 5% of us would get an in-band pay increase. If less than 5% apply or managers don't give them out more than 5%, then managers would have to give them out to meet that minimum. Does anyone have any experience with this process and is there a form to fill out?
 

RebelRobert

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I heard them talking about this in the unions town hall conference call for the contract extension. If the extension is passed, a minimum of 5% of us would get an in-band pay increase. If less than 5% apply or managers don't give them out more than 5%, then managers would have to give them out to meet that minimum. Does anyone have any experience with this process and is there a form to fill out?
Language stating that in-position increases "should average 4% to 5% for the organization as a whole during each fiscal year for all in-position increases granted" has been removed.

https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/program_policies/policy_guidance/hr_policies/hrpm/comp/comp_ref/media/inpositiontool.xlsx


In-position base pay increases may range from 1% to 7%. No more than 5% of eligible employees may receive in-position increases in any fiscal year. In addition, an employee may receive no more than one in-position increase within a one-year period.

Eligibility for an in-position increase and the amount of the increase are based on an assessment of the situation with respect to various factors as outlined below:



  • The degree of change in job complexity, expansion of job duties and responsibilities, and potential impact on achievement of the organization's and LOB/SOs objectives.

  • Possession of skills which are in short supply in the external labor market and where the demand of those skills is high.

  • The technical complexity of an employee's position has increased substantially by requirements to address technological advances, new theories and practices in the employee's area of expertise, or substantial challenges in the social or political environment.

  • The employee consistently demonstrates the ability to work on higher level/more complex work as a result of the attainment of skills acquired through a professional certification/license or educational degree. The application of additional knowledge has resulted in higher quality products, increased efficiencies, and/or the assignment and successful completion of increasingly complex work.

  • Note: Attainment of a professional certification or license, or completion of a training program, is not, by itself, sufficient grounds for considering an employee for an in-position increase.

  • To achieve parity with highly specialized labor markets.

  • Note: This criterion does not apply to positions classified under the 2152 occupational series.

  • If the employee's position is managerial, the organization that he or she directs has assumed missions that are more complex, risky, or visible and/or the organization directed has substantially grown in size or complexity.

https://employees.faa.gov/org/staffoffices/ahr/program_policies/policy_guidance/hr_policies/hrpm/comp/comp-2-10c/


 

SMS

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Really bad environment to be asking for or expecting pay increases...
 

saccity1985

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Somethings not right here. I checked out that page you linked and also went through passmember.com to get to that same page, and to me it's saying a maximum of 5% of people covered under the contract will receive in-band pay increases. That sounds like it could be anything between 0-5% Which is not what they were saying multiple times during the town hall telecomms. They kept saying it would be a minimum of 5% of people that get them. They even went one step farther saying that if less than 5% apply or managers don't give them out more than 5%, then managers would have to give them out to meet that minimum.

Also on the passmember site just yesterday:[h=1]Message from President Perrone[/h]AUGUST 16, 2017


"At the same time, as an extra bonus for extending, we were able to convince the agency to guarantee in-position increases. Under the current contract, the FAA gave increases to about 1 percent of the bargaining unit. The new agreement locks in that these increases each fiscal year must be given to 5 percent of all PASS-represented bargaining unit employees. This means that up to 1,600 employees, or 25 percent of our workforce, will receive in-position increases throughout the life of the contract. That is not only important but will also assist in correcting pay disparities. We will establish a workgroup to facilitate the process for educating employees regarding this process."
 

saccity1985

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I found something concrete that shows it will be a minimum of 5% per year that will receive in band pay increases.

This is from article 124 from passmember.com:

Section 10.
Workplace Circumstances.
a. In-Position Increases.
In-position increases may be granted to employees inaccordance with HRPM COMP-2.10C. The Agency will grant such increases annually to at least five percent (5%) of employees (as determined on the first day of each fiscal year) covered by this Agreement. In addition to the criteria specified in HRPM COMP-2.10C, the Agency shall consider an employee’s length of service and salary position within the pay band in making such determinations.The Parties will convene a workgroup no later than thirty (30) days after the effective date of this Agreement to develop materials to educate employees on the process.

Also from the FAQ section,

"Where there is a conflict between the HRPM and the contract, the contract must followed. Where the contract is silent, the policy applies."
 

saccity1985

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If 1 in 4 techs is getting an "in band" raise - more often than not, it will be the ATSS's who've been working a while rather than the FNGs.


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For sure, especially the ones lower in the band.

"In addition to the criteria specifiedin HRPM COMP-2.10C, the Agency shall consider an employee’s length of service and salary position within the pay band in making such determinations."
 

SMS

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Any idea if the summer longevity raises will continue? The ones spelled out by specific year, ending in 2017?
 

SMS

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They will if the extension is voted in.
Is it written into the extension? The way it was presented in the past is that the longevity raise will not automatically continue with an extension because it wasn't a blanket provision. It was a short term provision with specified dates. The last date being 2017....so unless they specifically wrote 2018 and beyond into the extension, the summer raise would sunset this year.
 

SeatonBM

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The extension takes hard dates out (at least for that) and calls for it to go on as long as the contract is in place.
 

jt1080

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Anyone have an update on the In-band pay raises? New contract states they will meet and formulate a plan to distribute to us employees spelling out how to go about earning a spot in the 5% minimum camp. I haven't heard a peep as to how we go about this process as of 2 Oct 2018...340 days after the contract!
 

"Y"-Code

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Are you in PASS? I received 2 documents from my regional assistant which encourage us to put ourselves in for the increase before the end of the fiscal year. The 2 documents 1)In position increase pass guidelines 2) In position increase template. I am in region III. Your region may have dropped the ball, or they don't have your current email address.
Anyone have an update on the In-band pay raises? New contract states they will meet and formulate a plan to distribute to us employees spelling out how to go about earning a spot in the 5% minimum camp. I haven't heard a peep as to how we go about this process as of 2 Oct 2018...340 days after the contract!
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