This morning in our bulletin, we relayed the information that BPS has been communicating to us for weeks now, which was that retro pay is supposed to be disbursed in the January 20, 2023 paychecks. This afternoon, however, we received the following communication from the district:
“We are writing with an update on the retro pay. We have received a large data file from the city that lists out pay data for every BTU employee for the term specified in the MOA. We are now reconciling this data to process retro for the eligible populations and in the correct amounts (for both current and former employees).
This process is well underway, and upon completion, the retro payments will be issued, but they will be issued after the 1/20/23 check date. We are optimistic that we will get this retro paid out by the second paycheck in February (2/17/23). We will update this goal’s progress regularly and notify you of any changes.
We acknowledge the delay and are working as quickly as possible to bring this to a close and issue payments. We are available to talk through this if that would be helpful.”
We have invited the district to our membership meeting tomorrow to explain the delay and what happened, and will share any updates as we receive them. We know this is unwelcome news and extremely frustrating, especially considering all of the other pay issues that so many have encountered this school year. The district and city need to be held accountable for the delay and take corrective action, but in the interim, we wanted to make sure everyone had this new information as soon as possible.