Regardless of the option selected, 10-month employees must make a decision by August 1, 2021. This allows time for all changes to be implemented for the August 2021 payroll. Those choosing not to act or submit the needed forms by August 1, 2021, will automatically be changed to 10 payments with the funds being directly deposited to the account currently on file.
Employees currently on installment pay will still receive their June and July 2021 payments as normal since this change will not go into effect until the 2021-2022 school year.
The elimination of the Installment Pay System means that all voluntary deductions (through Pierce Group benefits and the State Health Plan) will be deducted over 10 months instead of 12. While the total annual amount being deducted will remain the same, the deductions will be a higher amount since they won't be taken out as often. These new rates will be reflected when you enroll for these benefits.
An official memo from Seth Prevette, CFO regarding changes to the State Installment Pay System was sent out to all WCS employees on March 19, 2021. His original memo is linked below.