Update on Bonuses

The SEIU bargaining committee and the District have reached agreement on the memorandum of understanding that will provide all full-time SEIU-represented staff a one time non-recurring bonus of $1,000. The District is awaiting word from the state when funding will be released to teachers and principals and the one time bonus will be paid out once that occurs.

Sick Leave Bank

The District, PCTA, PESPA and SEIU are excited to present updated guidelines for the Sick Leave Bank, which includes a modification to the guidelines to allow employees to withdraw up to 10 days due to a documented COVID-19 illness during the 2020-2021 school year. 

What is the Sick Leave Bank?

The Sick Leave Bank is used to provide an opportunity for a professional to remain in the field of education following a personal, debilitating illness or accident which substantially delays his/her ability to resume duty. By simply donating one of your sick days to the Bank, you have the ability to withdraw days if you are suffering from a personal debilitating illness or injury. Regular guidelines state you must exhaust your available sick days and go without pay for 5 days. 

What modifications have been made due to COVID-19?

The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) provides employees with up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave if the employee is unable to work or telework, under the conditions outlined in the FFCRA. The modified procedures will allow members of the Sick Leave Bank to withdraw up to an additional 10 days of paid time for COVID illnesses, after exhausting their hours from the Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Members of the sick leave bank won’t have to exhaust their sick leave, nor will they have to go without pay for 5 days. 

When can I join the Sick Leave Bank?

You can join now! Staff typically can enroll in the Bank on the first Monday of each month. However, we are opening this enrollment period throughout the month of August this year. After August, you will still be able to join on the first Monday of each month going forward. And, due to COVID-19, we are waiving the requirement that you have to have ten (10) sick days to join this year. 

How do I join the Sick Leave Bank?

Please click below to download the application form and pony it to the Human Resources Department.

Contacts

Representatives

  • Isaline “Izzy” Boston-Boyd, Organizer  |  727.798.4312  |  isaline.boyd@seiufpsu.org

Chapter Leaders

  • Rebecca “Becky” Dean
    Chapter Chair, PCS
  • Mike Plott
    Vice Chapter Chair, PCS
    Executive Board Member, SEIU-FPSU
  • Richard “Mac” MacDonald
    Chapter Secretary, PCS
    Vice President for Finance, SEIU-FPSU
  • Talmadge Andrews
    Chief Steward
    Executive Board Member, SEIU-FPSU

Stewards

  • Katherine Harriel
  • Katrina Peterson
  • Brian Wilson
  • Mike Plott
  • Rebecca “Becky” Dean – Executive Board Member, SEIU-FPSU
  • Jerry Workman
  • Richard “Mac” MacDonald

Activists/Leaders

  • Tia Blunt
  • Earline Moye
  • Sonja Cheaves

Contracts & Agreements

Member Resources

Union Hall

1202 66th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone 727.823.0011

 

Due to the COVID pandemic our St Petersburg office is currently closed until further notice. Please contact our main office in Palm Springs at 561.965.0077 for assistance. Thank you for your understanding.