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City's Proposed Vaccine Mandate

11/19/2021

Local 22 is aware of the City’s intent to establish a Covid 19 vaccine mandate for all City employees effective January 14, 2022. Recently, Local 22 successfully fought the City Administration’s attempt to dictate the mandate by qualifying our members as ‘healthcare workers’. We will use every resource to continue advocate for the interests of our membership. The 2021-2024 tentative contract includes a provision that requires a neutral arbitrator to hear disputes over Covid 19 vaccine mandates. No member will be subject to unpaid leave or other disciplinary action without input from an arbitration panel. It is critical that everyone returns their contract ballots, the count will be done on Monday, November 29, 2021.


PHILLY POPS 2021 FLYER AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

11/15/2021
See flyer and attachment for more info


DIRECT DEPOSIT FRAUD

11/10/2021

It has been brought to the attention of the Local 22 executive board today, that a company called (ClickSWITCH™) is contacting City of Philadelphia Employees and indicating they can manage their direct deposit accounts through their organization. The City has NOT partnered with any outside entity to process direct deposit for its employees. Please do not respond to inquiries from this organization or send them any Social Security or Banking Information. The city is in the process of having them blocked from City e-mail.


****** ATTENTION Retirees! ****** (Correction)

11/09/2021
See below.

****** ATTENTION Retirees! ******

 

If you are currently off of the Local 22 Health Plan and on Medicare, don’t forget, Local 22 has a group Medicare Supplement Plan that you can enroll in this time every year.  This plan is great if you already have a Medicare Supplement but the premiums have just gotten too high, or if you’re stuck in a Medicare Advantage Plan and getting nickeled and dimed with doctor bills.  Attached are summaries of both plans, the rates(on pension auth form), and the forms to enroll.

 

This is available to retirees and their spouses and widows.  There are no medical questions to switch, and the premiums come directly from your pension check.  You will also qualify for up to a $3000 tax exclusion for the premiums paid directly from you pension check.  This tax benefit is only available to retired public safety officers through the Pension protection Act of 2006.

 

If you’re interested, complete the two forms (enrollment form, pension board authorization form) and return them by fax, mail or email to the info below.  Also, if you’d like to talk more about it, you can call/email Mike Grugan at (610) 660-4034 or michael.grugan@equitable.com

 

 

Send completed forms to Mike Grugan at:

 

Karr Barth Assocs.

ATTN: Mike Grugan

1 Belmont Ave, Suite 1000

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

 

Or

 

Fax: (215) 240-1674

 

Or

 

Scan and email to:  Michael.grugan@Equitable.com

 

 

Thank you.


****** ATTENTION Retirees! ******

11/09/2021
Please see below for details.

****** ATTENTION Retirees! ******

 If you are currently off of the Local 22 Health Plan and on Medicare, don’t forget, Local 22 has a group Medicare Supplement Plan that you can enroll in this time every year.  This plan is great if you already have a Medicare Supplement, but the premiums have just gotten too high, or if you’re stuck in a Medicare Advantage Plan and getting nickeled and dimed with doctor bills.  Attached are summaries of both plans, the rates(on pension auth form), and the forms to enroll.

    This is available to retirees and their spouses and widows.  There are no medical questions to switch, and the premiums come directly from your pension check.  You will also qualify for up to a $3000 tax exclusion for the premiums paid directly from you pension check.  This tax benefit is only available to retired public safety officers through the Pension protection Act of 2006.

    If you’re interested, complete the two forms (enrollment form, pension board authorization form) and return them by fax, mail or email to the info below.  Also, if you’d like to talk more about it, you can call/email Mike Grugan at (610) 660-4034 or michael.grugan@equitable.com

 Send completed forms to Mike Grugan at:

 Karr Barth Assocs.

ATTN: Mike Grugan

1 Belmont Ave, Suite 1000

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

 Or

 Fax: (215) 240-1674

 Or

 Scan and email to:  Michael.grugan@Equitable.com

 

Thank you.

 


 


Widow's Fund Donations Due ASAP

11/08/2021
See below.

We are requesting that all monetary donations for our annual widow’s fund drive be submitted to Local 22 as soon as possible.  As you know, the long-standing policy of $20/member goes a LONG way towards brightening the lives of all of our widows at a time that they need it most.  We always try to get these checks delivered to our widows before Thanksgiving.  In order to meet that goal we need to have all monies turned in, in the next week or so. 

 

The bottom line is the more we collect, the more each widow will receive in their check each year, so please do your best to get those donations turned in as soon as possible.  Thanks and feel free to contact the hall with any questions.


Deferred Comp Fall Webinar Series

10/13/2021
See below.

October 12th 12:00 PM

How to Enroll in Deferred Comp (457)

An overview of the Philadelphia Deferred Comp plan.  We will cover how to enroll, what your options are, and the benefits that the plan offers.

Sign Up Here

 

October 13th 12:00 PM

Managing your Money

A review of the basics of money management including Cash flows and Assets.

Sign Up Here

 

October 14th 12:00 PM

Young Investors

Unique considerations for younger members of deferred comp and how to engage with your retirement goals.

Sign Up Here

 

October 19th 12:00 PM

Roth

You may have heard of the Roth IRA, You may have even set one up. Well, you also have the opportunity to designate all or part of you contributions to your Plan as after-tax Roth 457(b) contributions.

Sign Up Here

 

October 20th 12:00 PM

Managing Your Deferred Comp

A walk through of https://link.edgepilot.com/s/24b30114/5FiA7iQZrkiH-svVTwwFxQ?u=http://www.philly457.com/ and the online tools available to support members

Sign Up Here

 

October 21st 12:00 PM

Deferred Comp: An Overview

A review on the features available in the Deferred Comp Plan.  The support, education, and guidance that Deferred Comp can provide to you.

Sign Up Here

 

October 26th 12:00 PM

Investing 101

An overview of the basic building blocks of investing including investment concepts involved with Deferred Comp.

Sign Up Here

 

October 27th 12:00 PM

Debt Management

The best practices to manage and control your debt.  We will cover different types of debt and how they can impact you.

Sign Up Here

 

October 28th 12:00 PM

Preparing for & Living in Retirement

An overview of what you need to know as you prepare to retire from the City of Philadelphia.  The options you have with Deferred Comp in retirement and how to continue the relationship.

Sign Up Here

 

November 2nd 12:00 PM

How to Enroll in Deferred Comp (457)

An overview of the Philadelphia Deferred Comp plan.  We will cover how to enroll, what your options are, and the benefits that the plan offers.

Sign Up Here

 

November 3rd 12:00 PM

Young Investors

Unique considerations for younger members of deferred comp and how to engage with your retirement goals.

Sign Up Here

 

November 4th 12:00 PM

Roth

You may have heard of the Roth IRA, You may have even set one up. Well, you also have the opportunity to designate all or part of you contributions to your Plan as after-tax Roth 457(b) contributions.

Sign Up Here

 

November 9th 12:00 PM

Managing your Money

A review of the basics of money management including Cash flows and Assets.

Sign Up Here

 

November 10th 12:00 PM

Debt Management

The best practices to manage and control your debt.  We will cover different types of debt and how they can impact you.

Sign Up Here

 

November 11th 12:00 PM

Investing 101

An overview of the basic building blocks of investing including investment concepts involved with Deferred Comp.

Sign Up Here

 

November 30th 12:00 PM

Deferred Comp: An Overview

A review on the features available in the Deferred Comp Plan.  The support, education, and guidance that Deferred Comp can provide to you.

Sign Up Here

 

December 2nd 12:00 PM

Preparing for & Living in Retirement

An overview of what you need to know as you prepare to retire from the City of Philadelphia.  The options you have with Deferred Comp in retirement and how to continue the relationship.

Sign Up Here

 

December 7th 12:00 PM

Social Security

In this presentation, we'll focus on the Social Security rules you should know and discuss how to incorporate Social Security income into your retirement income plan.

Sign Up Here

 

December 9th 12:00 PM

Healthcare

In this presentation, you'll learn about what Health Care can cost in retirement, what Medicare does and doesn't cover, and how you can plan for those costs.

Sign Up Here


$20 Per Member LODD

10/06/2021
See below.

Per Motion on the floor, all members are asked to give $20 towards our fallen Brother, Lt. Terrence Gordon. 

 

Please hand all monies to station captains and or union stewards by October 22nd.  

 

All monies should be brought to Local 22’s hall immediately after.  

 

Thank you

 

IN Brotherhood


The Passing of Retired FF Joseph Pauly

09/29/2021
See below.

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Retired Firefighter Joseph H Pauly who passed away on September 26, 2021. He retired out of L15 on 9/26/1979.

 

All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial:

October 7, 2021

10:00 AM

St. Cecelia’s Roman Catholic Church

535 Rhawn St.

Phila PA 19111


Important Promotional Exam Information

08/21/2021

Brothers and Sisters,

Local 22 received some very important additional information from OHR regarding the upcoming promotional tests, please see below:

 

Fire Chief oral exams are scheduled for September 13 & 14

Fire Boat Engineer/Co-Pilot written exam is scheduled for September 15; and the performance exam is scheduled for October 13 & 14

Fire Captain and Fire Lieutenant written exam are scheduled for October 15

Fire Lieutenant oral exam is scheduled for November 2 – 5

Fire Captain oral exam is scheduled for November 9 & 10

 

For everyone who is taking the written portion, there will be a video and step-by-step guide provided to candidates to complete a System Check on your computers, prior to the exam date. You must complete the System Checks on the computer you plan to take the examination on. Technical support is available during the Systems Check and they can contact OHR Public Safety team for general questions.

 

If anyone’s computer fails the test, there be a testing facility for someone to take the test.The candidate could take the exam at the MSB computer lab or another city computer lab location. Candidate must contact the analyst in advance of the exam.

 

Oral Portion of the Fire Lieutenant: 20 for prep, 10 per testing room

Fire Captain: 30 for prep, 15 per testing room

Local 22 is still waiting for OHR to give specifics for all Chief’s Orals.

 

For the oral portion of the test, All Candidates will report in-person to be recorded. Assessors will watch the recorded videos in panels of 2 at a later date.

 

Lastly, the issue with the Fire Boat Pilot test being re-announced has been resolved. Any member who had previously signed up will not need to re-apply.


Military Brothers and Sisters

04/28/2021

Yesterday Local 22 had a meeting regarding the 360 military hours listed on your paystubs, and we are scheduling a Step-2 Grievance hearing for sometime within the next 2 weeks. We will keep you posted as things move forward. 

Also, Per conversation between Local 22 and HR, if you have been activated in 2020 and 2021 you can apply for the Act 17 Leave Request due to being quarantined before, during, or after your activation. Vacation days used should be reimbursable.

Attached is the GM and Request form.

IN Brotherhood


Union Gram 20-02

02/20/2020

See attached for Union Gram 20-02


Capt. & Lt. Promotional List 2019

12/09/2019
Congrats to all

Attached is the Captain and Lieutenant Promotional Lists Combined as a single PDF


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