Attention Active Fire Members: Under–Collection of Pension Contributions
ATTENTION ACTIVE FIRE MEMBERS: UNDER-COLLECTION OF PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PAY PERIODS 1, 2 & 3
LAFPP staff has been advised by the Controller’s Office that
pension contributions were under–collected for members of MOU 23
– Firefighters and Fire Captains.
The problem affected approximately 900 Fire members who were receiving a longevity bonus. This bonus is pensionable and therefore, is subject to pension deduction. However, during system programming for the July 1, 2013 pay increase, the longevity bonus was mistakenly coded as “not pensionable”, resulting in an under–collection of pension contributions for Pay Periods 1, 2 and 3.
While the error was corrected in Pay Period 4 by the Controller’s Office, in accordance with LAFPP Board Rule 5.3, the under–collected amount will be deducted on the October 16, 2013 pay check for those affected. Note that the average under–collected amount is approximately $60 for all three pay periods combined.
For questions or concerns, please contact LAFPP Active Member Services at (213) 978-4522.