HCPSS MPIA Request #2023-160

Sarah Rakoczy
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Requested Information
To Whom It May Concern,

Via your state's public records laws, I request the following information:

• The number of people (union members) who are having dues withdrawn from their paycheck.
• The total number of people covered by collective bargaining agreements (union contracts).
• Please provide this information for the first pay period in June of 2023.

Thank you!
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, counts of HCPSS staff covered by bargaining unit as of the end of the first pay period in June are as follows:

Headcount including Employees on Long-Term Leave as of 6/14/23

AFSCME = 593

HCASA = 524

HCEA = 5444

HCEAESP = 2415

For reference, information about each bargaining unit representing HCPSS employees can be found on our website: https://www.hcpss.org/employment/agreements-and-salaries/.


Responsive Documents
Please find attached a report of counts of HCPSS staff who paid fees or membership dues by bargaining unit as available per payroll deduction dates for June 2023 as indicated in the chart. For reference, the first full pay period in June will not include deductions for 10-month employees, therefore we have pulled the last pay period in May with a check issued date in June. Please note, membership and these deductions are voluntary at the discretion of the employee.

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**Responses containing legally protected information available only to the person of interest are omitted from the above report.

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