Should she get 10-year longevity award?

To the Editor: I have a general question regarding the longevity retro payouts.

I’m an R.N. who worked 45 years at and retired from the Community Campus on July 16, 2021 after 10 years with the state.

It was my understanding from the memo that I should get both the five-year and 10-year awards. Is that correct? I only received a check for the five-year award amount for 2019, 2020 and 2021.


Editor’s Note: To be eligible for a five, 10 or 15-year longevity award, the employee must have been at the top of their salary grade for five, 10 or 15 years, respectively. It is based on years at the top of your pay grade, not total years of service.

If the writer still believes she was eligible for the 10-year longevity for 2019, 2020 or 2021, she should contact her former PEF Field office.

Wants info on scholarships

To the Editor: I would like to inquire about resources on scholarships that my daughter could apply for. Thank you for your help.


Editor’s Note: The PEF website has information on scholarships here: A story in the December 2021-January 2022 combined issue of The Communicator provided information on union scholarships. It is available on page 14 of that issue here: You also should check with your PEF division and PEF region to see if they offer scholarships.