Aug 13, 2021   |   Back to News Contract Update - Ratification Results Dear NAGE Executive Branch Member,

First, we would like to thank all of our members who participated in the Contract Ratification. We received an outstanding turnout and are proud to have such high member involvement. 

Second, congratulations!

With a staggering 97.90% of the ballots voting to Approve the Proposed Successor Agreement, you have voted to ratify your next contract! This contract was hard-fought, and we would not have been able to attain the parameters we did without the leadership of the Bargaining Team or the advocacy our members put forth for themselves.

The successor agreement MOU highlights are as follows:
  • 2% - including retro, to first payroll period in July 2020
  • .5% - retro to first payroll period in July 2020, in exchange for settlement of our PFMLA case Because this settlement is a raise, as opposed to a one-time payment, it is far more valuable long-term. Please see FAQs on PFML settlement linked HERE
  • 1.5% one-time COVID Recognition Payment upon signing the contract with a minimum payment of $1,000*
  • 2% - first payroll period in July 2021 (calculated after the 2% and the .5% increases above have been applied) 
  • 2% - first payroll period in July 2022 

*The 1.5% COVID Recognition Payment is calculated after the first three retroactive raises (.5% retro to July 2020 in exchange for PFMLA, 2% retro to July 2020 and 2% retro to July 2021). This is separate from the aforementioned raises, and is contingent upon you being an active employee on payroll at the time the contract was signed.

The Administration will now be filing a supplemental budget for funds to be appropriated by the legislature for the successor agreement. We anticipate that you will see the 1.5% COVID Recognition Payment, the 2% retro to 7/2021, the 2% retro to 7/2020 and the .5% PFMLA retro to 7/2020 reflected in your paycheck in late Fall.

We will keep you updated as any new information becomes available. 

July 2021 NAGE MOU Executive Branch Successor Agreement 
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