Washington DC 5/20/2021 - Today United Federation LEOS-PBA Organizing director Steve Maritas who sits on the Department of Homeland Security Council attended our monthly Department of Homeland Security Council Meeting. Todays discussions focused on the CDC new guidelines on COVID-19 and how this will effect our many members working the frontlines at various federal buildings we represent throughout the country. The Department of Homeland Security Council members all agreed that everyone should be vaccinated and we should follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the further spreading of this deadly disease.
We are also happy to report that the Paragon System Inc officers in Los Angeles just received the first installment of the Cares Act money. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 116th U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020, in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. We expect the Cares Act money will soon be released to other Paragon System Inc officers in San Diego California, New York, Kentucky, North Carolina, the Washington DC Capitol region as well as other states from around the country. As this Cares Act money gets released we will keep our members informed.
Paragon received partial funding, from the government, to start paying CARES act monies to employees that have received letters from us and confirmed that they did not have monies given to them from unemployment or other government programs. The first checks will be in their respective accounts starting on May 13 with H&W included. On the same day there will be a separate payroll for the regular hours worked only as we do every week.
To be clear not everyone is getting CARES monies, again letters were sent out to those that are entitled to these monies earlier in the process. To be noted all the letters were signed off by the employees as to what was owed them and their will be no adjustments as those hours where reconciled with the government.
In sum, next week there will be two checks , one for CARES act and one for regular pay earned. Then there will be a check for CARES on May 20 and May 27 depending on how many hours are still owed. Example: John Doe is owed 100 hours of CARES, he will get 40 hours May 13, 40 hours May 20 and 20 hours on May 27.
I want to thank you for your help, as a partner, on the Department of Homeland Security Council meetings that made this happen.
All the best,
Leslie Kaciban Jr.
President Paragon Systems