Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Message from Ben Rosenfield: Payroll Issue, 7/15-7/16 split payroll

As you are likely aware, the City processes a "split" payments to employees for the period that spans the end of one fiscal year and the beginning of the next one.  This results in two payments to employees instead of the typical single biweekly payment.  For the most recent fiscal year, the first half of this "split" pay period was paid to employees on July 15th and the second half will be paid on July 16th

 Employees who have established a fixed dollar value deduction from their paycheck to a credit union or other account have inadvertently had two deductions processed for this most recent split pay period, with one fixed dollar transfer processed in each of the two "split" payments.

This will not change an affected employees overall pay, only the account to which it has been credited.  The change does not affect employees with a single direct deposit account, or those with non-fixed dollar value deductions.

 Employees are encouraged to talk to their departmental payroll manager should they have questions about correction of this error.  Each credit union is aware of the situation and is available to work with affected employees to transfer these funds to other accounts or otherwise resolve the misallocation of funds between an affected employee's accounts.

 We apologize for this error, and are available to answer questions or to resolve issues as helpful.


Emily Prescott | Employee Relations Manager

Department of Human Resources | City and County of San Francisco

(415) 557-4814 | emily.prescott@sfgov.org

Sunday, March 24, 2013

City Committee vote set to Reaffirm, Modify, or Redact. - City Committee Meeting of April 2013

Union Members:
Given RPD actions taken in the past 72 hours, workers have requested that there be a vote set to modify, affirm, or seal the attached "Written Reprimand" of SFRPD General Manager Phil Ginsburg.
Over the past several City Committee meetings, items on the agenda related to professionalism, accountability, District Captains, Apprenticeship, and promotion/support have been flushed out by the group resulting in the action taken last week by unanimous vote. (note: actual date - March 20, 2013.)
For information: laborers261@gmail.com

Monday, January 14, 2013

City Committee meets - 1/23/2013 3:30pm @261

City & County of San Francisco - Shop Stewards

Chief Stewards:
1.Nikki Mixon, Chair
2.Joan Vellutini
3.Edison Fincher
4.Dan Feerick
5.Zac Salem
6.Anthony Travis

7.Alejandro Alvarez - MTA
8. Peter Andrews - RPD
9. LaVonda Williams - DPW
10. Hetch Hetchy Steward**
11. Nadine Boyd - PUC
12. Bruce Ricci - RPD
13. James Cededon - MTA
14. Joseph Chmielewski - RPD
15. Jose De La Mora - SFIA
16. Juan Rivera - RPD
17. Keith Roberts - RPD
18. David Gibbs - Port
19. Tim Looney - DPW
20. Sean Healy - DPW
21. Alma Valenzuela - DPW
22. Kevin Jackson - RPD
23. David Weidner - SFIA
24. John Ford - SFIA
25. Tony Lucero - PUC
26. Douglas Martino - RPD
27. Noflis McCullough - DPW
28. Sunol - PUC**
29. Daniel Grogg - RPD
30. John Raulli - RPD

Patti Birmingham, SFUSD
Steve Peterson, C.C.S.F.

Mariano De La Torre
Salvador Villalobos
Derrick Breaux

**- indicates a vacancy at specific location

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

City College Update - BCTC Negotiator Mike Theriault

Brothers and Sisters,

Our negotiating meeting with City College scheduled for this Friday, 4 January 2013, is canceled.

At today's meeting the College presented its current financial situation.  It is looking for savings in the next six months because of a decrease in State payments due to declining enrollment.  It figures our unit's share of these savings as $54,722.  The College will be laying off one painter in two weeks.  Over the next six months this layoff will save the College $52,000.  Our position is that the difference between the actual savings to be achieved by the layoff and the savings sought by the College is inconsequential and so that we should not have to contribute more.  The furlough days to which we agreed in our last negotiations are already sacrifice enough by our members.  The College's negotiators will take this position to the Board of Trustees.

The College also wishes to begin negotiations in the first week of February for a successor agreement.  They will provide us possible dates soon.  They have already sent an opening proposal, which has been sunshined at the Board of Trustees.  I will forward it separately.  I will draft a very general opening proposal for our side and send it to you for comment and/or approval.


Mike Theriault