Pay (FAQ)

Termine

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They'll tell you on your first day at the academy that it could be 4-6 weeks before you see a paycheck, depending on when in the pay period you actually start. Although these days with the online basics, I assume you'd be getting paid well before you actually get to OKC.
Dunno how it is now with Zoom and all but it used to be your start date was always the first Monday of the pay period. If you look at prior experience bids you'll see it's that way for them too. So you have two weeks' worth of the pay period, then your LES comes out the Thursday of the third week, and you get paid the Tuesday of the fourth week. If your direct deposit is set up properly.
 

32andBelow

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Can anyone educate me on when FAA gets paid? Like is it military style where it is every 1st and 15th or do they do it differently? Also typically how long does it take to get paid once you start the academy? I am assuming it takes a few weeks due to processing?
Every other Tuesday. We get paid this next Tuesday. Some banks like SkyOne you can get it the Friday before. I got paid today.
 

penaltyvectors

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Dunno how it is now with Zoom and all but it used to be your start date was always the first Monday of the pay period. If you look at prior experience bids you'll see it's that way for them too. So you have two weeks' worth of the pay period, then your LES comes out the Thursday of the third week, and you get paid the Tuesday of the fourth week. If your direct deposit is set up properly.

That makes a lot of sense, but it wasn't that way when I was at the academy. I actually started on a Friday before a 3-day weekend, which I thought was the most asinine thing they could have done until I met a guy from the class that started December 23rd.
 

CoffeeIV

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If I transfer to a new facility then hardship while training, do I just go back to my 1st facilities pay until I certify at the 3rd facility or do I get to keep the 50% bump from the 2nd facility?

The contract says:
A CPC-IT who does not achieve facility certification in the new facility shall have his/her pay set as though the employee never left the facility at which the employee was last fully certified. Transfer pay will then be set in accordance with paragraphs (a) - (e) of this Section.

but

Under the hardship section:
(b) Transferring to a lower level facility: i. If current Basic Pay fits into the CPC pay band of the lower level facility, Basic Pay remains unchanged.


Is accepting a hardship while training at a higher level facility considered a washout? If so then I would think I'd just go back to my first facilities pay but I'm not sure.
 
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GulfBravoPapa

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If I transfer to a new facility then hardship while training, do I just go back to my 1st facilities pay until I certify at the 3rd facility or do I get to keep the 50% bump from the 2nd facility?

The contract says:
A CPC-IT who does not achieve facility certification in the new facility shall have his/her pay set as though the employee never left the facility at which the employee was last fully certified. Transfer pay will then be set in accordance with paragraphs (a) - (e) of this Section.

but

Under the hardship section:
(b) Transferring to a lower level facility: i. If current Basic Pay fits into the CPC pay band of the lower level facility, Basic Pay remains unchanged.


Is accepting a hardship while training at a higher level facility considered a washout? If so then I would think I'd just go back to my first facilities pay but I'm not sure.
Yes. Any time you leave a facility with reaching CPC it is considered a training failure. I would imagine your pay would be reset to facility #1 and I don't believe hardship transfers get step raises so you'd only get a pay increase from certification unless you already fall in the CPC band. I don't have any documentation to back this up though.
 

MJ

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I don't think it's treated as a training failure for pay purposes. My instinct is that it's treated as any other hardship: you will keep whatever your basic pay is from when you hardship (within the new band).

If no one that's had this specific situation can clarify before hand, I'd like to hear how it works out so I can include this scenario in the OP.
 

FightingIrish2012

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I don't think it's treated as a training failure for pay purposes. My instinct is that it's treated as any other hardship: you will keep whatever your basic pay is from when you hardship (within the new band).

If no one that's had this specific situation can clarify before hand, I'd like to hear how it works out so I can include this scenario in the OP.
I think this is correct, it might be a technicality but I think the person keeps the basic pay.
 

GulfBravoPapa

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I don't think it's treated as a training failure for pay purposes. My instinct is that it's treated as any other hardship: you will keep whatever your basic pay is from when you hardship (within the new band).

If no one that's had this specific situation can clarify before hand, I'd like to hear how it works out so I can include this scenario in the OP.
Makes sense. I was thinking more along the lines of training success rate for facility #2 than pay perhaps.
 
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