HCF

HCF

jdatc

Trusted Contributor
Messages
153
Just curious about HCF here. I want to go there in next few years, but don't want to do any center puke work. Do they have terminal and center independent of each other as far as staffing goes?
This posting has guaranteed you to get a center track if you get there. It’s just going to happen. The FAA is all about irony
 

chaos

Member
Messages
14
is the paychart accurate for hcf on this website?
Looks like they added the COLA and locality in there. Keep in mind, Hawaii is one of the few places with COLA left and it has different tax and retirement implications.
 

Robert Warren

Lurker
FAA
Messages
1
Facility
ZHU Houston Center
The pay is correct on the chart. Every year, COLA is being phased out little by little since it screws HCF in retirement (not calculated into high-3). Smart move to get rid of it ultimately. I believe that for every 1% COLA to be dismantled, they are given slightly more in locality than the 1%. Makes sense that the extra portion of a percentage may be designed to offset the taxes paid on Locality pay vs no taxes on COLA??? It will take a LONG time to completely phase out COLA. There is a schedule online somewhere that states what the ZERO date is for it.
 

corn4ahead

Trusted Contributor
Messages
381
Where do people live? It seems like the cost is for living is extremely high. Even with level 11 pay, I can't imagine how people afford to live there!
 

16gtiguy

Trusted Contributor
Messages
67
The pay is correct on the chart. Every year, COLA is being phased out little by little since it screws HCF in retirement (not calculated into high-3). Smart move to get rid of it ultimately. I believe that for every 1% COLA to be dismantled, they are given slightly more in locality than the 1%. Makes sense that the extra portion of a percentage may be designed to offset the taxes paid on Locality pay vs no taxes on COLA??? It will take a LONG time to completely phase out COLA. There is a schedule online somewhere that states what the ZERO date is for it.
COLA is not phased out yearly it only decreases when locality increases. Phasing out COLA has actually worked against us. Every time Locality gets an increase COLA gets an equal decrease. This includes the presidential raises so when the rest of the country actually gets a raise through an increase in locality our pay does not see an increase. While COLA did not get counted into our high 3 we were better off with it then with a higher locality as we have missed out on several "raises" through the increase of Locality.

Where do people live? It seems like the cost is for living is extremely high. Even with level 11 pay, I can't imagine how people afford to live there!
If your single most have roommates, and live in the Honolulu area. Several of others have left their families in the mainland while they certify. While everyone financial situation is different it seems that most controllers that own their homes lives on the west side of Oahu in the Ewa, Kapolei, Makakilo area.
 

DL0509

Trusted Contributor
Messages
293
Would anyone at HCF or someone with info on their operations be willing to answer a few questions for me. Mainly I am curious what I could expect on the terminal side of things, I'm currently a tower only CPC.
 
Top