Update Regarding Steps Being Taken to Resolve Payroll Issues from Superintendent Matthews
San Francisco, CA (March 15, 2022) - San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews shared the following update regarding today’s progress in addressing the payroll emergency.
"Our goal right now is to address the most critical issues of underpayment or non-payment first, and we are in the process of writing checks to provide every dollar and cent of the back pay owed to the employees who have been the most impacted. In the coming days we will continue to provide every staff member with all of the back pay they are owed. Every employee will be paid what they are due.
"Starting Monday, March 21 employees will be able to input COVID-19 sick leave, including any sick leave that was COVID-related that has already been taken. Per our health and safety agreement with our labor partners and state law, SFUSD is offering an additional 10 days of sick leave for employees to be taken for COVID-19 related reasons.
Since SFUSD transitioned to the new system, we have responded to 1,003 reports of underpayment. Of those reports, 942 have been individually investigated and resolved. If there was payment owed, SFUSD has paid the employee. As of now, there remain 59 outstanding reports that we are investigating. Our goal is to have the final 59 of the 1,000 reports investigated resolved no later than this Friday."