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FCPS Adjustments for Growth COLA and Benefits 2000 to 2014

FCPS Adjustments for Growth COLA and Benefits 2000 to 2014

Prepared for FCTA by Office of Budget Services / Fairfax County Public Schools

[2013-10-23:] I have attached a spreadsheet that shows the history of increases in growth, COLA and step (including percentages), and employee benefit cost increases (all benefits, not just pension and health insurance) for each of the years in your analysis so that you can compare your salary increase calculation to this document. Also, the per employee pension and medical insurance costs on the spreadsheet are overstated because bus drivers, bus attendants and parent liaisons participate in these benefit programs, but they are contracted hourly employees and are not reflected in the position count.

[2013-10-24:] The attached chart has been updated to include FY2000-FY2002. There are approximately 1,260 bus driver full-time equivalents and 430 bus attendant full-time equivalents. I do not have the information on parent liaisons, but that is a much smaller number. I also do not have the medical and pension costs for the hourly contracted employees. I will have to request that from HR and I'm not sure how long that will take, but I wanted to get you the information I do have.

-- Sheila Houston / Coordinator, Office of Budget Services / Fairfax County Public Schools


 Fiscal                                                                                    Amount
  Year  Program                                                         Positions  ($ in millions)
  2000  Membership Growth*                                                  605.3           $29.7
        COLA - 2%                                                             -             $19.4
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $24.7
        Employee Benefits                                                     -             $34.0

  2001  Membership Growth*                                                  817.3           $47.0
        COLA - 5%                                                             -             $50.9
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $26.3
        Employee Benefits                                                     -              $6.0

  2002  Membership Growth*                                                  742.7           $43.1
        COLA - 3%                                                             -             $33.3
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $28.7
        Employee Benefits                                                     -              $0.7

  2003  Membership Growth*                                                  293.4           $23.5
        COLA - 2%                                                             -             $24.9
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $30.1
        Employee Benefits                                                     -             $25.4

  2004  Membership Growth*                                                  347.6           $23.4
        COLA - 2%                                                             -             $25.6
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $32.1
        Employee Benefits (1st of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)   -             $35.0

  2005  Membership Growth*                                                   34.7            $2.0
        COLA - 2% for Support and 3% for Teachers                             -             $36.7
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $33.1
        Employee Benefits (2nd of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)   -             $58.7

  2006  Membership Growth*                                                   27.4            $4.1
        COLA - 3%                                                             -             $43.2
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $35.2
        Employee Benefits (3rd of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)   -             $43.1

  2007  Membership Growth*                                                   24.6            $0.4
        COLA - 3%                                                             -             $46.5
        Step (average 2.9%)                                                   -             $38.0
        Employee Benefits (4th of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)   -             $76.9

  2008  Membership Growth*                                                   70.5            $2.8
        COLA - 2%                                                             -             $33.4
        Step (average 2.9%)                                                   -             $39.0
        Employee Benefits (5th of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)   -             $39.2

  2009  Membership Growth*                                                  358.7           $22.4
        COLA - 2%                                                             -             $34.9
        Step (average 2.9%)                                                   -             $40.7
        Employee Benefits (last of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)  -             -$1.3

  2010  Membership Growth*                                                  557.8           $36.0
        COLA - 0% - No adjustment                                             -               -
        Step  - No Step Increases                                             -               -
        Employee Benefits                                                     -             -$0.1

  2011  Membership Growth*                                                  217.5           $14.4
        COLA - 0% - No adjustment                                             -               -
        Step  - No Step Increases                                             -               -
        Employee Benefits                                                     -             $15.1

  2012  Membership Growth*                                                  426.8           $28.4
        COLA - 1%                                                             -             $17.9
        Step (average 2.6%)                                                   -             $40.2
        Employee Benefits                                                     -             $48.3

  2013  Membership Growth*                                                  700.2           $48.0
        COLA - (1.25% COLA + 2.0% incr to meet state mandated VRS Shift)      -             $47.1
        Step - None                                                           -               -
        Employee Benefits (1st of 2-yr phase out, 5% emplr-pd empl contrib)   -            $100.0

  2014  Membership Growth* (Approved Budget)                                299.0           $21.7
        COLA** - (2.0% COLA for half yr plus 3.0% incr to meet ... VRS Shift) -             $38.3
        Step - None                                                           -               -
        Employee Benefits (2nd of 2-yr phase out, 5% emplr-pd empl contrib)   -            -$17.8

* Membership growth includes costs associated with opening new schools, where applicable.
**FCPS will receive $6.3 million in one time incentive funding from the state to offset
   the cost of the 2% COLA, effective January 1, 2014.

 TOTAL  Membership Growth*                                                                 $381.6  23%
 TOTAL  COLA                                                                               $448.5  28%
 TOTAL  Step                                                                               $393.7  24%
 TOTAL  Employee Benefits                                                                  $404.5  25%
                                                                                         $1,628.3 100%