• Payroll and Workers Compensation FAQ

    Last Updated April 2, 2020

     

    I am a salaried employee (semimonthly pay schedule) who works 10, 10.5, 11 or 12 months, when is my next pay day?  
    Beginning April 1, 2020 please follow the 2019-2020 payroll schedules for pay dates until further notice.
    Payroll Schedules:
    2019-2020 School Year Non-Administrator Semimonthly Pay Schedule
    2019-2020 School Year 12, 11, and 10.5 Month Semimonthly Pay Schedule
    2019-2020 School Year Biweekly Pay Schedule

    What will be included in semimonthly pays effective April 1, 2020? 
    Pay will include an employee’s base salary and all additional pays that have been being paid for the 2019-2020 school year. These will be entered centrally and will include additional pay for roles such as FACE Coordinator, extended day, School Assessment Coordinator, Chairperson, Instructional Teacher Leader, School Based Tech Liaison, Career Ladder Differentials, and Salary Differentials that were in place at time of closure.     

    I am currently a full- time substitute teacher (semimonthly schedule) in the District, when is my next pay day?
    Beginning April 1, 2020 please follow the 2019-2020 payroll schedules for pay dates until further notice.

    I am currently an hourly adjunct teacher (semimonthly schedule) in the District, when is my next pay day?
    Beginning April 1, 2020, you will be paid your normal standard hours of work per week.  Please follow the 2019-2020 payroll schedules for the pay dates until further notice.

    I am currently a tutor (semimonthly schedule) in the District, when is my next pay day?
    Beginning April 1, 2020, you will be paid standard hours of 5 hours per day, or 25 hours per week. Please follow the 2019-2020 payroll schedules for pay dates until further notice.

    I am currently a personal care assistant (semimonthly schedule) in the District, when is my next pay day?
    Beginning April 1, 2020, you will be paid standard hours of 6 per day, or 30 hours per week.  Please follow the 2019-2020 payroll schedules for pay dates until further notice.

    I am an employee who works an afterschool/weekend program (semimonthly schedule) in the District, will I be compensated for the hours that I would have worked if there was not an emergency work stoppage?
    No.

    I am an hourly employee (biweekly pay schedule) who works 10 or 12 months, when is my next pay day?
    Beginning with the pay date of April 9, 2020 you will be paid your standard hours of work per week.  Please follow the 2019-2020 biweekly payroll schedule for pay dates until further notice.

    Will the payroll department be open during the emergency stoppage?
    The Payroll department will be working and responding to questions during the emergency work stoppage. Questions will be answered within three (3) business days. Submit a ticket on Let's Talk.

    Can I contact the payroll department during the emergency stoppage for direct deposit, tax and deduction changes?
    Yes, beginning April 1, 2020 please use Let’s Talk (https://mypps.sharepoint.com/lets-talk) to create a support ticket or fax forms to the payroll department at 412-622-8527 for changes to direct deposit, taxes and voluntary deductions.  Payroll department staff will be working remotely, so please do not email or call individual members of the department.  

    How should I contact the Payroll Department during the stoppage?
    All employees should go through the Let’s Talk application during the stoppage.  The payroll department staff will be working remotely so please do not email or call individual members of the department.

    What will my taxes and deductions be on my check during the emergency work stoppage?
    All regular taxes and deductions that have been deducted from your pay will continue to be deducted from your pay.

    Will my wages continue to be garnished for student loan garnishments from the US Department of Education (DOE)?
    No, the payroll department has discontinued garnishing wages for US Department of Education (DOE) for student loan borrowers in default until September 30, 2020.

    What happens to my substitute position when the teacher I am assigned to fill in for, returns from their leave of absence?
    Should a teacher return from a leave of absence within the period of school closure, the substitute filling his/her position shall be notified that he/she is relieved of his/her assignment and will no longer receive compensation.

    I was filling an assignment for a long-term teacher absence prior to the closure. Will I be permitted to return to work?
    Substitutes who were filling assignments for long-term teacher absences prior to school closure will be notified that they are expected to return to work to participate in training and planning activities in preparation for school re-opening, and return thereafter to the long-term assignments they filled prior to the period of school closure once school re-opens.

    I was filling an assignment for a long-term teacher absence prior to the closure. How will I be compensated?
    During the period of school closure substitutes in this category will continue to be compensated at the day-to-day substitute rate. Time during the period of school closure, and time worked in the same assignment thereafter, will accrue towards full-time substitute status. This provision shall not apply to building substitutes.

    I was hired to fill a long-term teacher leave of absence during the closure. How will I be compensated?
    Substitutes hired during the school closure to fill long-term teacher leaves of absence shall be compensated at the day-to-day substitute rate.
     

    Will day-to-day substitutes who do not fall into one of the categories referenced above receive compensation during the school closure?
    No, Day-to-Day substitutes shall not receive compensation during the school closure.
     

    I am an employee who works an afterschool/weekend program (semimonthly schedule) in the District, will I be compensated for the hours that I would have worked if there was not an emergency work stoppage?
    No.

    I have a garnishment for a defaulted student loan through a private company (not the US Department of Education), will my garnishment continue to be deducted from my pay?
    Yes, as of April 1, 2020 the only garnishment deduction that is officially suspended is the defaulted student loans through the US Department of Education.

    I have a garnishment that is not a default student loan garnishment.  Will my garnishment continue to be deducted from my pays?
    Yes, as of April 1, 2020 all wage garnishments other than US Department of Education student loan defaults will continue to be deducted from employees’ pays until further notice.

    I am an employee who had an approved cell phone reimbursement through the Information and Technology Department when the stoppage occurred.  Will I be reimbursed for March, and will I continue to be reimbursed?
    Yes, if you had a reimbursement added to your pay in February 2020, it will continue to be caught up for March 2020, and continue to be added until further notice.

    I am currently on workers compensation.  When is my next pay day?
    You next pay day is your regularly scheduled biweekly or semimonthly pay.      

    Will the Concentra Medical Centers be open for medical treatment for a work injury?
    As of today, the Concentra Medical Centers are operating at their normal hours. This could change with the situation and will be updated as needed.

    Should I keep my scheduled appointments with the doctor’s offices for my workers comp injury?
    Yes, unless the doctor’s office calls you and tells you otherwise please keep all previously scheduled appointments. If you are feeling sick, we ask that you call the center you are to be seen at, they may have you reschedule the appointment for when you are feeling better.