COLA Release

August 17, 2018


A cost of living allowance is paid on the basis of 1 (one) cent per hour for each .125 increase in the Consumer Price Index (1981 = 100).

The Consumer Price Index for April 2018 was 269.3. The Consumer Price Index for July 2018 was 271.5. Therefore, the Cost of Living Allowance generated would be 17 cents.

As a result, effective September 1, 2018 (paid October 1, 2018 for salaried), the total C.O.L.A. payable will be $.41 per hour.