Good afternoon,


Technical Issue

We have been made aware of a technical glitch that has impacted our payroll processing.   HR and Payroll have been working with our partners at Tyler Eden throughout the day today to try to resolve this issue as soon as possible.   We realize that a fix will not be in place in time to run the city payroll.   Our priority is for all employees to get paid on time and this issue was holding up our ability to finalize payroll.  A decision has been made to run this week’s payroll without the usual medical deductions.  This change will affect Fire and Non-Bargaining for this week’s pay only.


What this means

Your paycheck on Friday, January 15, 2021, will not include medical coverage deductions.   This will not impact your coverage, your insurance is still intact.   We will distribute the payment scheduled for this pay over the remaining 2021 pay periods.


Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work through this technical issue.



Best Regards,

Your HR and your Payroll Team


Contact Jeremy at [email protected] if you were charged.

Retired guys disregard this info….


Please review the video from President Warmkessel regarding Medical cards, wageworks, TELEDOC, and wellness initiatives.  Also, review the documents attached as well as the tutorial from BSI about our plan and it’s services.


Employee and enrolled spouse need to complete the following activities by November 30, 2021:


•            All employees MUST register with Teladoc, plus complete any 3 activities that fall under the below categories:


  1. Annual Preventative Screenings
    1. Includes dental cleanings, vision exam, mammogram, colonoscopy, an annual physical,


  1. Attend any of the wellness exhibits


  1. Capital BlueCross Online Personal Profile (health risk assessment)
    1. COA is not provided the individual results of the assessments and all information is HIPAA protected through Capital


Employees and spouses enrolled in the PPO plan will avoid paying 10% in employee contributions effective 1/1/2022


Click the link below for a Video presentation on Benefits.

City of Allentown_202 Fire Open Enrollment Video

Brothers, funeral services for our fallen Brother Mark “Dewey” Kulp will be held this Friday and Saturday at:


Theo C Auman Funeral Home

247 Penn Street

Reading, PA 19601


VIEWING: Friday evening 1/15/2020 from 5:00pm-8:00pm and also Saturday 1/16/2020 from 11:00am-1:00pm

SERVICE: Saturday 1:00pm


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the IAFF Burn Foundation

Pease keep Deweys family at home and at the Fire Stations in your prayers.

Anyone interested in going email [email protected]

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Stephen Sunday, IAFF 4th District Local 60, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Brother Sunday, 28, passed away on December 29, 2020, from complications of Covid-19.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at noon at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson St., Scranton, Pennsylvania 18504; telephone: (570) 344-2679. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:45 at the church. Social distancing and masks are required.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the Local can be sent to IAFF Local 60, PO Box 4042, Scranton PA 18505-6042. Please continue to keep the family, friends, and coworkers of Brother Sunday in your thoughts and prayers.

It is a Firefighter service. However, the City will not let anyone gather after the funeral and no visitors are allowed in the Firehouses due to Covid.

Viewing 9:00-11:45

Church Service 12:00

March to the cemetery after service (about a mile)

Then released

If you are interested in going Text Lt. Warmkessel (484) 223-7276

2021 has 27 pay periods.  Premium sharing medical deduction calculations are based on 26 pay periods.  To remedy the difference the City will not be deducting medical/dental for this pay period.

There were 81 Votes

80 Yes Votes

1 No Vote

To be clear I do not need to hear feedback on your opinions.  Read the info and make your own decisions.

Jeremy Warmkessel
President, IAFF Local 302


Executive Board passed a vote allowing members who are quarantined to email either President Warmkessel or Secretary Custer empowering a member to cast a vote in their place.
The person casting the ballot will sign the sheet and fill out the ballot.
Jeremy Warmkessel
President, IAFF Local 302
Presidents Video explanation to be on website Sunday morning.
Attached are the following:
    Election Ratification vote posting (4 days starting Sunday for 4 hours per day)
    Memorandum with details
    Email from HR regarding benefits
Executive Board will be on hand to conduct the voting.