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            Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced WEB NEWS ARTICLE #:  75-2017 08/11/2017 - In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2.
Mar 27, 2017

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In February, the first month of the six-month adjustment period for the fifth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 707.371.

If the adjustment were made based on the February Index the adjustment would be

Per Annum: $83.00
Per Pay Period: $3.20
Cents Per Hour: 4¢

However, the fifth COLA will be based on the July 2017 Index (to be released by BLS on August 11, 2017) and effective September 2, 2017, PP 19-2017, with a pay date of September 22, 2017.

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $0.00 the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $0.00 the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
  • $21.00 the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)
  • $333.00 the fourth COLA effective March 18, 2017 (pay period 7-2017, pay date April 7, 2017)

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In January, the sixth month of the six-month adjustment period for the fourth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 705.517.  The fourth COLA will be       
Per Annum: $333.00  
Per Pay Period: $12.80
Cents Per Hour: 16¢
effective March 4, 2017, PP 06-2017, with a pay date of March 24, 2017.      

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $ 0.00     the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $ 0.00     the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
  • $ 21.00   the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)
  • $333.00  the fourth COLA effective March 18, 2017 (pay period 7-2017, pay date April 7, 2017)

Feb 16, 2017

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In January, the sixth month of the six-month adjustment period for the fourth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 705.517.  The fourth COLA will be       
Per Annum: $333.00  
Per Pay Period: $12.80
Cents Per Hour: 16¢
effective March 4, 2017, PP 06-2017, with a pay date of March 24, 2017.      

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $ 0.00     the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $ 0.00     the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
  • $ 21.00   the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)
  • $333.00  the fourth COLA effective March 18, 2017 (pay period 7-2017, pay date April 7, 2017)

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In December, the fifth month of the six-month adjustment period for the fourth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 701.154. 

If the adjustment were made based on the December Index the adjustment would be

Per Annum: $104.00
Per Pay Period: $4.00
Cents Per Hour: 5¢

However, the fourth COLA will be based on the January 2017 Index (to be released by BLS on February 19, 2017) and effective March 18, 2017, PP 07-2017, with a pay date of April 7, 2017.  

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $0.00 the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $0.00  the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
  • $21.00 the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)

For Employees Covered by the Information Technology/Accounting Services Agreement

In December 2016 the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 701.154, however, any additional COLA depends upon the successor contract currently being negotiated. 

Under the extended 2011 IT/AS Agreement, employees have received the following adjustments totaling $2,059:

  • $624 effective May 4, 2013 (pay period 11-2013, pay date May 24, 2013).
  • $291 effective November 2, 2013 (pay period 24-2013, pay date November 22, 2013).
  • $187 effective May 4, 2013 (pay period 11-2013, pay date May 24, 2013).
  • $188 effective November 2, 2013 (pay period 24-2013, pay date November 22, 2013).
  • $312 effective May 3, 2014 (pay period 11-2014, pay date May 23, 2014).
  • $249 effective November 15, 2014 (pay period 25-2014, pay date December 5, 2014).
  • $0 effective May 2, 2015 (pay period 11- 2015, pay date May 22, 2015).
  • $0 effective October 31, 2015 (pay period 24-2015, pay date November 20, 2015).
  • $0 effective April 29, 2016 (pay period 10-2016, pay date May 19, 2016).
  • $208 effective November 12, 2016 (pay period 24-2016, pay date December 2, 2016).

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In November, the fourth month of the six-month adjustment period for the fourth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) fell to 700.634. 

If the adjustment were made based on the November Index the adjustment would be

Per Annum: $83.00
Per Pay Period: $3.20
Cents Per Hour: 4¢

However, the fourth COLA will be based on the January 2017 Index (to be released by BLS on Feb. 19, 2017) and effective March 18, 2017, PP 07-2017, with a pay date of April 7, 2017.  

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $ 0.00 the first COLA which would have been effective Sept. 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $ 0.00  the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016)
  • $ 21.00  the third COLA effective Sept. 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date Sept. 23, 2016)

For Employees Covered by the Information Technology/Accounting Services Agreement:

In November 2016 the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) fell to 700.634, however, any additional COLA depends upon the successor contract currently being negotiated. 

Under the extended 2011 IT/AS Agreement, employees have received the following adjustments totaling $2,059:

  • $624 effective May 4, 2013 (pay period 11-2013, pay date May 24, 2013).
  • $291 effective November 2, 2013 (pay period 24-2013, pay date Nov. 22, 2013).
  • $187 effective May 4, 2013 (pay period 11-2013, pay date May 24, 2013).
  • $188 effective November 2, 2013 (pay period 24-2013, pay date Nov. 22, 2013).
  • $312 effective May 3, 2014 (pay period 11-2014, pay date May 23, 2014).
  • $249 effective November 15, 2014 (pay period 25-2014, pay date Dec. 5, 2014).
  • $0  effective May 2, 2015 (pay period 11- 2015, pay date May 22, 2015).
  • $0  effective October 31, 2015 (pay period 24-2015, pay date Nov. 20, 2015).
  • $0  effective April 29, 2016 (pay period 10-2016, pay date May 19, 2016).
  • $208 effective November 12, 2016 (pay period 24-2016, pay date Dec. 2, 2016).

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

In September, the second month of the six-month adjustment period for the fourth COLA under the 2015 Agreement, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose slightly to 701.467. 

If the adjustment were made based on the September Index the adjustment would be

                                       Per Annum:                   $125.00
                                       
Per Pay Period:            $    4.80
                                       
Cents Per Hour:                     6¢

However, the fourth COLA will be based on the January 2017 Index (to be released by BLS on February 19, 2017) and effective March 18, 2017, PP 07-2017, with a pay date of April 7, 2017.  

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $0.00 the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $0.00 the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period   6-2016).
  •  $21.00  the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)

For Employees Covered by the National Agreement

After rising above the July 2014 Index for the first time in June 2016, the CPI-W unadjusted Index (1967=100) fell in July to 699.364; but remained slightly above the July 2014 base index. Effective September 3, 2016 (PP 19-2016) the third COLA of the 2015 Contract will be

Per Annum: $21.00
Per Pay Period: $0.80
Cents Per Hour: 1¢  

Under the 2015 National Agreement, the first two cost-of-living adjustments were zero.

  • $ 0.00     the first COLA which would have been effective September 5, 2015 (pay period 20-2015).
  • $ 0.00     the second COLA which would have been effective March 5, 2016 (pay period 6-2016).
  • $ 21.00   the third COLA effective September 3, 2016 (pay period 19-2016, pay date September 23, 2016)

For Employees Covered by the Information Technology/Accounting Services Agreement:

In September 2016 the CPI-W Unadjusted Index (1967=100) rose to 701.467.

The tenth and final COLA adjustment under the extended 2011 IT/AS Agreement will be effective November 12, 2016 (pay period 24-2016, pay date December 2, 2016).

Per Annum: $ 208.00
Per Pay Period: $ 8.00
Cents Per Hour: 10¢

Under the extended 2011 IT/AS Agreement, employees have received the following adjustments totaling $2,059

  • $624 effective May 4, 2013 (pay period 11-2013, pay date May 24, 2013).
  • $291 effective November 2, 2013 (pay period 24-2013, pay date November 22, 2013).
  • $187 effective May 4, 2013 (pay period 11-2013, pay date May 24, 2013).
  •  $188 effective November 2, 2013 (pay period 24-2013, pay date November 22, 2013).
  • $312 effective May 3, 2014 (pay period 11-2014, pay date May 23, 2014).
  • $249 effective November 15, 2014 (pay period 25-2014, pay date December 5, 2014).
  • $0 effective May 2, 2015 (pay period 11- 2015, pay date May 22, 2015).
  • $0 effective October 31, 2015 (pay period 24-2015, pay date November 20, 2015).
  • $0 effective April 29, 2016 (pay period 10-2016, pay date May 19, 2016).
  • $208 effective November 12, 2016 (pay period 24-2016, pay date December 2, 2016).

For Employees Covered by the National Postal Professional Nurses Agreement:

(07/31/2015) Under the NPPN 2012-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the nurses have received the following increases based on the change of the ECI from Quarter 2 for each relevant year.

  • Effective August 23, 2014 (PP19-14), 3 percent increase.
  • Effective August 15, 2015 (PP19-15), 2.2 percent increase.
  • The next increase will be effective August 20, 2016 based on the percentage change in the ECI in Quarter 2 of 2016 over Quarter 2 in 2015.

Click here for the latest NPPN pay scale (effective August 15,2015).




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