November 2, 2021: Your PPOA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the long-awaited COVID-19 Heroes Pay bonuses to express the County’s appreciation to employees for their dedicated public service during the COVID-19 emergency.
• The first program requires no action on your part. All full-time LA County employees in all departments, except MAPP participants, will receive a discretionary bonus of $1,000 and part-time employees will receive $500. This bonus will be paid before the end of the year in your regular paycheck and again, no action on your part is required.
• ACTION REQUIRED The second program is a $500 “COVID Appreciation Bonus” for front-line LA County employees whose job placed them at heightened risk of COVID-19 exposure. MAPP participants are not eligible unless they are DHS employees. To receive this bonus, employees must complete the Countywide “COVID Appreciation Bonus” attestation form by November 24, 2021. As shown in the chart below, go to mylacounty.gov, click on ‘eFORMS’ and locate the form under the ‘Countywide’ tile.
These bonuses recognize the hard work and sacrifices of PPOA members and fellow County employees during this challenging period, and are reflected in agreements between the County and the Coalition of County Unions (CCU) during the 2021 fringe benefits contract negotiations.
The eligibility requirements are laid out in the online form. However, if you have questions about whether you are eligible, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and employee number.
PPOA is grateful to our CCU partners for their collaborative efforts to secure a fair and equitable Fringe Benefits contract. PPOA is also thankful to the Board of Supervisors for acknowledging the many sacrifices and heroic work ethic of our amazing membership during the pandemic.