AFSCME Local 1653
AFSCME Local 1653


BREAKING NEWS / PAYBANDS:  AFSCME recently negotiated with the agency and signed an MOU that will increase the paybands by the same amount as the President's raise (the pay raise, not the pay raise plus locality increase), or for the H-band 1.6%, I-Band 2.2%, J-band 2.2%, and K-band 1.6%, whichever is higher.  This moves the cap of the H, I, J, and K bands higher, such that individuals who are "maxxed out" in these bands will be able to take advantage of all or more of the locality increase which they would otherwise lose.  Per our contract, the pay bands automatically are increased by the amount of the President's raise (not the locality increase), but this raises the H, I, J, and K bands more than they would have otherwise.  The agency proposed the increased amounts to make the paybands more competitive, but initially did not include any provision to protect employees if Congress changed the President's 1.4% raise to anything higher.  While the possibility of a pay raise beyond 1.4% plus .5% locality is remote, AFSCME wanted to ensure that our bargaining unit was protected, in light of the fact that we still do not have funding for FY2018 and some in Congress have called for raises that match the military raise.  Such a provision, if approved, would be inserted in the FY2018 funding measure.

Recent & of Interest

PIV-Out: Security or T&A Monitoring?

Read Former President Dan Ronneberg's recent message on PIV-Out and AFSCME's objections to the FAA's new "security procedure" in FOB 10A and FOB 10B.

Contract 2017

Our 2014 Contract was extended by agreement and ratified by the membership for a further 4 years, ensuring that we receive the President's raise in January and our 1.6% raise (in lieu of OSI/SCI) in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

AFSCME President Saunders Speaks

See AFSCME International President Lee Saunder's article An Era of Scorn for Our Government Workforce


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Updated 12/19/17