Friday Updates

May 22, 2015

Happy Friday!


Bargaining Update

We had our last bargaining session this week before our all day bargaining event next week.  We continued to discuss possible options for the issues on the table.  Watch for a Dialogue coming soon for more information.  You can also check out Jen’s (our facilitator) blog.  http://springfieldbargaining2015.b

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you To Mt. Vernon for providing us with a dinner!!!!

Summer Pay

Laura Pavlat recently sent out an email concerning summer pay.  Most years, summer paychecks are paid out over the course of the summer.  That will be the case this year.  Paydays will be on June 25, July 24, and August 25.


Employees may request an advance of their “balance of contract” in June. The forms are available in the payroll department and the advance of the employee’s July and August checks would be available by June 30th.


I’ve had a question or two why some years summer checks are paid out over the summer and other years, all three come in June.   If the PERS rate is going up on July 1, the District pays all three checks in June to save money.  No PERS increase this July1 so checks paid over the summer.


OEA Summer Conference

Check out the attached brochure for the summer conference.  July 28-30 in Sunriver.  Conference, lodging, most meals, and some mileage covered.  Ask if you have questions.  You still have time to register.


Retirement Reception

I so enjoyed the retirement reception earlier this week.  The Agnes Stewart cafeteria was transformed into a lovely setting.  The food was plentiful and tasty.  The student scholarship recipients looked excited and ready for their next adventure in life.  And best of all, we heard a bit about each retiree before wishing them well in their next adventures.  Congratulations to all of our retirees! 



Have a great weekend!


Anne Goff
Springfield Education Association President

Phone: (541) 726-8388 
              (541) 343-1151

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