Wednesday, November 9, 2011
School board approves contract of Professional, Clerical & Technical Employees' Association
Professional, Clerical & Technical Employees’ Association known as PCTEA contract approved at the Buffalo Board of Education meeting tonight. Chief Financial Officer Barbara Smith said the savings for the district is in health care and the elimination of summer hours she called significant.Current employees pay 1.25% into their health care benefits, cosmetic rider and summer work hours eliminated, but any new employees to contribute 20% to health care insurance and 25% when they retire. Future employees less personal days from 5 to 4 while sick days reduced from 15 to 13 days. And $2,500 added to the base pay of all PCTEA employees. Saying they are looking at long-term structural changes, the contract through 2012-2013 provides a net cost of $7.3 million overall $9.4 million with a $2.1 million savings to the district. It's future savings they expect to realized as new employees are hired and retire and current ones retire.