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Weingarten Rights

Please make sure you understand your right to representation when you suspect you may be called in to any kind of meeting that could be disciplinary. Building reps picked up these information cards at the February 2023 General Membership Meeting. Please make sure you keep this with you at your work place in the event it is needed. These cards will be available at general membership meetings. 

Weingarten Rights

Salary Schedule 2021-2023

Salary Schedule Charts

For those members who need a salary credit (moving from B.A. to Masters, Masters to MA 30 or  doctorate) please fill out the Request for Salary Credit Form which is found on the DPSCD Hub. 

Retirement Procedures for June 2023


DFT unit members planning on retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year should complete all of the forms related to retirement by May 1, 2023.  These forms include:

1.  A Separation from Service Form (SFSF) found on the District's Hub.  Please remember that in order to be paid for sick days upon retirement from DPSCD, eligible employees must submit a SFSF to the District's Human Resource office (HR) no later than May 1, 2023 and retire effective July 1, 2023 (or August 1, 2023 if working during the month of July).

The SFSF should be emailed to HR ( by May 1, 2023.  The "effective date of separation" on the SFSF should be listed as June 30, 2023 (or July 31, 2023 if working during the month of July.

Eligible employees meeting the May 1, 2023 deadline will be paid $45 for each unused sick day in their sick bank for days 1 to 100 and $65 for each unused sick day in their sick bank for days 101 to 200 for a maximum payout of $11,000.  Payout of sick time upon retirement does not include a payout from the catastrophe bank.  (To calculate the number of sick days in one's sick bank, divide the number of sick bank hours by eight [8].)

2.  The pension application forms found on an employee's miAccount with the Michigan Office of Retirement Services (  (Click on the menu item "Ready to Retire", then the box that says, "Apply for Retirement", and then follow the instructions.)

3.  The application forms for Social Security (if eligible) and Medicare (if eligible) found on Social Security's website (  (This website is separate and unrelated to the Michigan Office of Retirement Services' website and an employee's miAccount.)

Questions about retirement can be directed to the DFT's retirement counselor, Patrick Falcusan, at 313.683.6822 at any time during the year.

LOA Coaching Special Olympics 2023

 Here is the Letter of Agreement for coaching the United Special Olympics, signed March 2023.


DFT Contract 2012-2016

The 2012-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Federation of Teachers [download here].