• 2022 Budget

FAQ - HCBOE One-time Supplement Distribution

  • Who is eligible to receive a supplement ?

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    Who is eligible to receive a supplement?

    All full-time and part-time employees (except the Superintendent) who were actively employed as of March 16, 2022 (the date of the Governor’s signing) and receiving a check for the pay period ending April 29, 2022. 

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  • What is the purpose of the supplement?

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    What is the purpose of the supplement?

    The purpose of the Governor’s recommendation was to support retention of teachers and support staff. In addition to retention purposes, the supplement is a means of thanking the dedicated professionals that have served the public education sector. Further, the recommendation honored campaign commitments related to education funding.

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  • How much is the supplement?

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    How much is the supplement?

    Eligible employees will receive a $2,000 supplement subject to any published restrictions (e.g., TRS).

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  • Are Bus Drivers eligible for a supplement?

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    Are Bus Drivers eligible for a supplement?

    Yes, bus drivers are treated as full-time employees for benefit eligibility and therefore are eligible for the supplement.

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  • Are substitute teachers/substitute nutrition/substitute transportation staff eligible...

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    Are substitute teachers/substitute nutrition/substitute transportation staff eligible for a supplement?

    While the Governor’s proposal was not intended for substitutes, the Superintendent and Board recognize that school would not have been possible this year without the dedication and perseverance of dedicated members of our substitute teaching and nutrition corps.  As such, a supplement of $1,000 will be provided to substitutes who worked the equivalent of at least 60 days during the 2021-22 school year as of April 15, 2022

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  • Are Active Retirees working 49% eligible for a supplement?

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    Are Active Retirees working 49% eligible for a supplement?

    Yes, however, Active Retirees are restricted by TRS rules to 49% of the supplement amount HCS would pay to the position in which they were employed.  For example, an Active Retiree who worked during the 2021-2022 school year is eligible for a supplement of $980 ($2,000 x 49%).

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  • If I worked more than one job during the year, for example Teacher and ASEP worker, will I...

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    If I worked more than one job during the year, for example Teacher and ASEP worker, will I get two supplements? 

    No, employees can earn only one supplement. In the example provided, the employee would receive a $2,000 supplement as a full-time teacher. No additional amount would be earned in relation to the ASEP services.

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  • When will I receive the supplement?

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    When will I receive the supplement?

    Employees will receive the supplement as an addition to their regular April pay on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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  • If I support pre-kindergarten services, and am in receipt of previous supplement...see more

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    If I support pre-kindergarten services and am in progress of receipt of a previously authorized supplement of $2,000, will I receive an additional $2,000 supplement based on the Board’s action?

    No, employees providing pre-kindergarten services will not receive a duplicate supplement and can expect the final supplement installment of $1,000 to be included in the April paycheck, finalizing receipt of a total supplement of $2,000.

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  • Will taxes be taken out of the supplement amount?

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    Will taxes be taken out of the supplement amount?

    Yes. Per IRS Publication 15 (Circular E), supplements paid concurrent with an employee’s wages are taxed at an individual’s filing status and W-4/G-4 withholdings on file.  Additionally, Social Security tax in the amount of 6.2% and Medicare tax in the amount of 1.45% are also required deductions.

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  • Will my usual 6% TRS contribution be deducted from the supplement amount?

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    Will my usual 6% TRS contribution be deducted from the supplement amount?

    No, TRS has determined that this income is not normal, earnable compensation based on state law so both the employee and employer deductions are not applicable.

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  • How will I know how much I am scheduled to receive before April 30?

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    How will I know how much I am scheduled to receive before April 30?

    Beginning Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (end of day) employees can access their pay statement in MyDocs. A line item will be present in the pay description box indicating the supplement amount earned

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  • Who can I thank for this supplement?

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    Who can I thank for this supplement?

    Feel free to send a note of thanks via email to our School Board, Superintendent, or to the Governor’s office. 

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