Contact Tracers: Contractual Compensation Summary

[Accurate as of Mar 16, 2021]

You can see original Memorandum of Agreement for Contact Tracers here

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Unit Contract Items

Base salary

Memorandum of Agreement (5/29/20) for Contact Tracers in H+H

Contact Tracers will be appointed to the below titles as temporary provisional employees, Listed as “Regular wages”

Title (title code)

Base Pay †

 

Annually

Biweekly

Pub Hlth Advisor I (511910)

$57,000

$2,186

Pub Hlth Advisor II (511920)

$62,000

$2,378

Sup Pub Hlth Advisor (511930)

$65,000

$2,493

 

Longevity Differential

Health Services Unit, Article III, Section 12

“Long Non Pens” (when non-pensionable) or "Long Pens" (when pensionable after receiving the amount for 2 years). This amount is paid at the start of the fiscal quarter after completing 3 years of service in the title series. Amounts effective 10/26/19 †

Years of service

Annually

Biweekly

Pub Hlth Advisor I

$779

$29.88

Pub Hlth Advisor II

$938

$35.98

Sup Pub Hlth Advisor

$1,249

$47.91

 

Recurring Increment Payment

Health Services Unit, Article III, Section 18

“Recur Incre B Non-Pen” (when non-pensionable) OR "Recur Incre B Pen” (when pensionable after receiving the amount for 2 years)

After completing 10 years of service, and every year thereafter

Effective

Annually

Biweekly†

July-26-19

$621

$23.82

Oct-26-19

$640

$24.55

 

Advancement & Level Increase

Health Services Unit: Article III, Section 7

When promoted or 'advanced' from a lower title to a higher one in this series, you are entitled to an increase in base salary of at least the amount indicated below, or the minimum salary of the higher title, whichever is greater

Old title

Added to base pay

Pub Hlth Advisor I

$1,620

Pub Hlth Advisor II

$1,886

 

Assignment Differential

Health Unit, Article III, Section 11a(4)

Employees in the Public Health Advisor title services assigned to inspect "sex clubs" will be compensated at a rate of $206 per inspection (effective 10/26/19). This compensation is inclusive of base pay, overtime, shift differential and this assignment differential. For details on calculation of overtime worked during such inspections, see full contract.

 

Scheduling

Memorandum of Agreement for Contact Tracers in H+H (5/29/20) 

Employees may be required to work an alternate work schedule or compressed schedule, which may consist of varying number of workdays and work hours and may be adjusted at H+H's discretion. H+H will make reasonable efforts to provide impacted staff with 2-weeks' notice of schedule changes.

 

Job security

Memorandum of Agreement for Contact Tracers in H+H (5/29/20) 

Unless a Contact Tracer hired under this agreement is subsequently hired off a civil serivice list or otherwise hired for another position within H+H, their employment will cease during either phasing down or completion of the contact tracing program.

 

Citywide Items

Shift Differential

Citywide Contract, Article III, Section 1

Listed as “Shift Differential”, along with the last date on which payroll calculated it. This differential is calculated as additional 10% of your hourly rate for night hours worked according to these rules: ‡

Years of service

Start of Shift differential

End of Shift differential

First 3 years

8pm

8am

Beginning of 4th year

6pm

8am

 

Holiday Differential

Citywide Contract, Article III, Section 2

Listed as “Holiday Premium” on pay stub. In addition to regular pay, you are entitled to be paid at 1.5x your usual hourly rate* for all hours worked on a recognized holiday. In addition, you receive an additional 7 hours worth of “Holiday Leave”.

 

Overtime

Citywide Contract, Article IV

Listed as “Overtime” on pay stub. Rules depend on the Level within this title series.

Pub Hlth Advisor I & Pub Hlth Advisor II: As required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), these employees “must receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at 1.5x their regular rates of pay*”

Sup Pub Hlth Advisor: Ordered involuntary overtime (hours worked over 40 hrs / wk) are compensated at 1.5x your usual rate of pay*, subject to the Overtime Cap. Supervising Public Health Advisors are considered FLSA-exempt based on the “professional employees” exemption, and therefore subject to an “overtime cap”. Once total compensation exceeds the cap amount, overtime will be compensated only as “compensatory time” (not cash) unless an “over the cap waiver” is approved by management. This “overtime cap” amount is increased with collective bargaining increases, and effective 2019 is $87,860 / year.

Authorized overtime accrues in units of one-half (1⁄2) hour to the nearest one-half (1⁄2).

Annual Leave Accrual & Use

Citywide, Article V, Section 1; amended in 2004

You can begin using annual leave after completing 4 months of service. Leave accrual rate is based on your standard work week (i.e. 35, 37.5 or 40 hrs) and years of all City service (NOTE: workers hired before July 1, 2004 increased their accruals faster, but have all now reached the maximum 216 hrs annually). For a 40 hr work week, the rates are:

Year of service

Annual accrual

Monthly accrual

First year

120 hrs

10:00 hrs

Beginning of 5th year

128 hrs

10:40 hrs

Beginning of 6th year

136 hrs

11:20 hrs

Beginning of 7th year

144 hrs

12:00 hrs

Beginning of 8th year

152 hrs

12:40 hrs

Beginning of 9th year

160 hrs

13:20 hrs

Beginning of 10th year

168 hrs

14:00 hrs

Beginning of 11th year

176 hrs

14:40 hrs

Beginning of 12th year

184 hrs

15:20 hrs

Beginning of 13h year

192 hrs

16:00 hrs

Beginning of 14h year

200 hrs

16:40 hrs

Beginning of 17th year

216 hrs

18:00 hrs

 

Sick Leave Accrual & Use

Citywide, Article V, Section 3; amended in 2004

You can begin using sick leave immediately upon accruing it. Leave accrual rate is based on years of all City service (NOTE: workers hired before July 1, 2004 increased their accruals faster). Up to 3 days of sick leave may be used to care for family members each year.

 

Monthly accrual

Annual max

During first 5 years of service

1 day

10 days

After completing 5 yr of service

1 day

12 days

 

Paid Family Leave

Added to Economic Agreement 2019

Partial pay (67% of weekly pay, capped at 67% of NYS average) for up to 12 wks to bond with a new child, caring for an ill family member or assist family during military deployment. Time may be used continuously or intermittently (full-day units). Job security and all insurance programs continue throughout leave, though payment comes through the employer's PFL insurance carrier or administrator, not through payroll. All members are eligible after completing 6 months of service. Apply through H+H's insurance administrator, AbSolve (details here)


* NOTE: Hourly rate calculation

For the purposes of calculating holiday premium pay and cash overtime pay, our hourly rate of pay is defined as our base pay plus any differentials or recurring increments we are entitled to (see next page). Contact Tracers are assigned a 40 hr work week, and hourly rate is therefore: total biweekly pay ÷ 80 hrs

† NOTE: Biweekly amounts on leap-years

Biweekly amounts during leap-years will be slightly different, but the listed annual amount remains accurate