Congratulations to 2014 MFAC Award Winners
MEA congratulates the 2014 SPUR MFAC Award winners, and MEA members, Douglas Legg (DPW), Zoon Nguyen (Assessor-Recorder), Lisa Wayne (Recreation and Park), Mary Ellen Carroll (PUC) and Daniel Lehr (PUC). We applaud the recognition of your commitment to excellence in public service. Note: As a result of an unexpected scheduling change by SPUR, the MEA Retiree Dinner and the SPUR MFAC Awards are now on the same night. Unfortunately we can’t be two places at once but we will be at both places in spirit.
Administrative Leave Changes – Be Aware
Some MEA represented employees may have received a letter from MEA detailing the City’s intent to standardize the accrual and carryover of Administrative Leave. Although the MEA MOU has long included a 120 hour accrual maximum and 100 hour carryover maximum for Administrative Leave, application throughout the city has apparently been inconsistent. With the implementation of the eMerge system, all of the records are now automated and, therefore, the MOU provisions will now be applied uniformly across all departments. What that means is that you can never have more than 120 hours of Administrative Leave on the books and you can only carry over 100 from any one fiscal year into the next. This does not appear to impact Executive Leave.
In order to facilitate this transition, the Mayor’s Office, the Controller’s Office, the Department of Human Resources and the SFMTA will encourage departments to schedule and take Administrative Leave time off whenever practicable by April 26th. On a non-precedential basis, excess amounts over 120 hours will be paid out after that date. Nobody will be allowed to carry more than 100 Administrative leave hours into 2014-2015.
The MEA MOU also allows for 240 hours of Compensatory Time to be carried into MEA from another bargaining unit within the City. The City and SFMTA are treating an excess over that 240 the same way as noted above. Please give us a call if you have any questions.
2013 Flexible Spending and Flex Credits Deadline – March 31, 2014
WageWorks must receive all 2013 FSA claims for reimbursement no later than March 31, 2014. The receipts must show expenses were incurred between January and December 2013. Download paper forms for FSA claims: www.myhss.org/benefits/fsa.html
If you allocated flex credits to Miscellaneous Reimbursement in 2013, you have until March 31, 2014 to submit reimbursement requests to EBS. Download the EBS Miscellaneous Reimbursement Request form: myhss.org/downloads/plans/EBS_MiscReimburse_Form.pdf.
If you miss the deadline any remaining flexible spending or flex credit dollars will be forfeited. There are no exceptions. Starting January 1, 2014 you will no longer be required to submit reimbursement requests for miscellaneous reimbursements.