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Facts and Figures -- Still think we need a Meals Tax?

Facts and Figures -- Still think we need a Meals Tax?

Arthur Purves -- President, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance, 06/11/2014

Average annual increases for Fairfax County Public School employees from FY2000 to FY2014

All FCPS employees: 4.6%

Source: Dec. 20, 2013, email to the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance
from the Fairfax County Public Schools Chief Financial Officer.

Average annual increases for Fairfax County employees from FY2000 to FY2015

Police: 4.19%

Sheriff: 3.94%

Fire and Rescue: 5.23%

Public Safety Communications: 3.94%

General County (non-uniformed): 3.83%

Fairfax County Public Schools (all employees): 4.6%

Source: May 23 and May 27, 2014 emails to the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance
from the Fairfax County Office of Management and Budget.

General Fund Disbursement Growth (FY1999-FY2015 Adopted budget


 Change from Prior Yr        Schools      Salaries  Fringe Benft    New Pos'ns         Other
FY2000   $110,646,373 =  $50,568,960 + $30,642,509 +  $7,165,462 +  $3,233,941 + $19,035,501
FY2001   $188,738,262 =  $94,809,656 + $46,230,630 + $16,470,110 +  $5,044,845 + $26,183,021
FY2002   $157,663,881 = $103,136,247 + $29,420,689 +  $6,590,722 +  $2,248,175 + $16,268,048
FY2003   $134,921,489 =  $97,847,876 + $31,784,534 +  $9,760,122 +  $3,310,673 -  $7,781,716
FY2004   $117,392,251 =  $77,905,636 + $26,567,882 + $15,360,209 +  $2,618,748 -  $5,060,224
FY2005   $173,417,256 =  $89,530,306 + $31,795,923 + $27,477,572 +  $2,526,236 + $22,087,219
FY2006   $287,908,937 = $112,717,023 + $50,752,546 + $22,087,211 +  $9,890,661 + $92,461,496
FY2007   $192,548,590 = $105,868,194 + $42,790,974 + $18,753,919 + $10,218,273 + $14,917,230
FY2008   $103,727,417 =  $66,971,969 + $27,398,390 + $12,535,675 +  $3,082,739 -  $6,261,356
FY2009    $35,186,284 =  $46,774,471 + $30,278,587 -  $2,346,175 +  $1,031,690 - $40,552,289
FY2010   -$22,165,321 =   $9,134,754 - $25,433,539 + $13,829,696 +          $0 - $19,696,232
FY2011   -$22,308,462 = -$19,324,903 + $34,097,196 + $16,946,583 +  $1,015,296 + $13,151,758
FY2012    $69,360,470 =   $3,261,538 +  $3,783,489 + $30,000,517 +  $1,497,478 + $30,817,448
FY2013   $160,307,292 =  $73,774,063 + $43,826,760 + $24,557,984 +  $1,424,768 + $16,723,717
FY2014    $48,583,046 =  $41,277,031 +  $3,207,681 + $16,501,031 +  $2,088,585 - $14,491,282
FY2015   $129,994,253 =  $56,283,189 + $27,617,250 + $19,154,372 +  $3,070,420 + $23,869,022

Total County & School
       $1,865,922,018 $1,010,536,010  $366,567,109  $254,845,010   $52,302,528  $181,671,361
                                 54%           20%           14%            3%           10%
County Only
         $855,386,008                          43%           30%            6%           21%

Source: GF Disbursement Growth FY 1999-FY 2015 6-5-14,
Fairfax County Office of Management and Budget, June 5, 2014

Adjustments for Growth COLA and Benefits 2000_2014, FCPS Office of Budget Services, Oct 24, 2013


       Program                                                              Positions  Amt($M)
FY2000 Membership Growth*                                                       605.3    $29.7
       COLA - 2%                                                                   -     $19.4
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $24.7
       Employee Benefits                                                           -     $34.0
FY2001 Membership Growth*                                                       817.3    $47.0
       COLA - 5%                                                                   -     $50.9
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $26.3
       Employee Benefits                                                           -      $6.0
FY2002 Membership Growth*                                                       742.7    $43.1
       COLA - 3%                                                                   -     $33.3
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $28.7
       Employee Benefits                                                           -      $0.7
FY2003 Membership Growth*                                                       293.4    $23.5
       COLA - 2%                                                                   -     $24.9
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $30.1
       Employee Benefits                                                           -     $25.4
FY2004 Membership Growth*                                                       347.6    $23.4
       COLA - 2%                                                                   -     $25.6
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $32.1
       Employee Benefits (1st yr of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)      -     $35.0
FY2005 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 yr of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)      -     $58.7
FY2006 Membership Growth*                                                        27.4     $4.1
       COLA - 3%                                                                   -     $43.2
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $35.2
       Employee Benefits (3rd yr of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)      -     $43.1
FY2007 Membership Growth*                                                        24.6     $0.4
       COLA - 3%                                                                   -     $46.5
       Step (average 2.9%)                                                         -     $38.0
       Employee Benefits (4th yr of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)      -     $76.9
FY2008 Membership Growth*                                                        70.5     $2.8
       COLA - 2%                                                                   -     $33.4
       Step (average 2.9%)                                                         -     $39.0
       Employee Benefits (5th yr of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)      -     $39.2
FY2009 Membership Growth*                                                       358.7    $22.4
       COLA - 2%                                                                   -     $34.9
       Step (average 2.9%)                                                         -     $40.7
       Employee Benefits (last yr of 6-yr plan to pick up 5% VRS empl contrib)     -     -$1.3
FY2010 Membership Growth*                                                       557.8    $36.0
       COLA - 0% - No adjustment                                                   -      $0.0
       Step  - No Step Increases                                                   -      $0.0
       Employee Benefits                                                           -     -$0.1
FY2011 Membership Growth*                                                       217.5    $14.4
       COLA - 0% - No adjustment                                                   -      $0.0
       Step  - No Step Increases                                                   -      $0.0
       Employee Benefits                                                           -     $15.1
FY2012 Membership Growth*                                                       426.8    $28.4
       COLA - 1%                                                                   -     $17.9
       Step (average 2.6%)                                                         -     $40.2
       Employee Benefits                                                           -     $48.3
FY2013 Membership Growth*                                                       700.2    $48.0
       COLA - (1.25% COLA plus 2.0% increase for state mandated VRS Shift)         -     $47.1
       Step - None                                                                 -      $0.0
       Employee Benefits (1st yr of 2-yr phase out of 5% empr-pd empl contrib)     -    $100.0
FY2014 Membership Growth* (Approved Budget)                                     299.0    $21.7
       COLA** - (2.0% COLA for half yr + 3.0% incr for state mandated VRS Shift)   -     $38.3
       Step - None                                                                 -      $0.0
       Employee Benefits (2nd yr of 2-yr phase out of 5% empr-pd empl contrib)     -    -$17.8
Cumulative Totals
       Membership Growth*                                                               $346.9  21% 
       COLA                                                                             $452.1  28% 
       Step                                                                             $368.1  23% 
       Employee Benefits                                                                $463.2  28% 
                                                                                      $1,630.3 100%
* 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.