Attention LSFA Members
Please see the message from the State Capitol, regarding the lump sum State Supplemental Pay. Chad argued, but it is beyond the PFFA's control. This is not what was voted upon nor agreed upon, but it’s not the first time that they have just done as they so choose.
In attempt to answer the firefighter's question regarding the one-time lump sum $1200 payment contained in HB1:
In September, JLCB clarified language from HB1 and determined that the additional supplemental pay would be paid at $100/month. Since that time, the Treasury has sent out back payments for July, August, and September for deputy sheriffs and will begin the $100/month this month (October). That is the only group they disburse payments for.
The Department of Public Safety handles municipal police, firefighters, and constables and JPs. DPS has a new system for tracking supplemental pay that just so happens to be going online this month. If all goes well, payments could be made by the end of October. If not, it would be November or December before the additional funds are paid, depending on how well the system performs and how quickly.
So, bottom line, nobody will be getting the $1200 lump sum. There should be a lump back payment from DPS at some point, then it will be $100 per month.
If you have any concerns or complaints, please your contact State Representative or Senator.