Post date: Dec 28, 2017 1:24:28 AM
Dear BNSF General Chairmen,
We have completed all the back pay processing within the timekeeping system and are currently reviewing and auditing the results.
The pay date will be January 17th, 2018. This will be a separate direct deposit and will not be combined with regular earnings payments. The 816 earnings statement option for back pay will be available on Monday, January 15th. To access, employees will put code “RG” in the pay period earnings field and 2017 in the year field. We will provide further communication via TSS Paperless broadcasts as well as other forms of communication on how to access.
These 816’s will provide full details of all payments and calculations on all back pay records.
As usual, this payment will be subject to a supplemental tax rate, as well as treated as normal wages for payroll deductions. I have attached some information from BNSF payroll, explaining that process. This information has also been posted on the Labor Relations website.
Please feel free to distribute this information through your normal channels of communication.
Brothers and Sisters,
I have been informed that BNSF will issue all checks for retroactive pay under the National Agreement on January 17, 2018. This will include retroactive pay for profit sharing and vacation pay in 2016 and 2017.