COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

MEMORANDUM NO. 2002-20

May 24, 2002

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Compensation Items for Maintenance and Service (NP-2) Bargaining Unit

I. AUTHORITY

The arbitration award between the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Employees Union Independent concerning the Maintenance and Service (NP-2) bargaining unit for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005 was approved by the Legislature on May 8, 2002.

II. COMPENSATION (Article 20)

A. General Wage Increases (Article 20.1)
 
General wage increases will be effective as follows:
Effective Date Increase
July 1, 2002 3% of Base Salary
July 1, 2003 3% of Base Salary
July 1, 2004 3% of Base Salary
B. Annual Increments (Article 20.2a)
 
Employees will continue to be eligible for and receive annual increments in July or January during the term of this contract in accordance with existing practice.
 
C. Lump Sum Payment for Maximum Step Employees (Article 20.2b)
 
Employees at the maximum step of the salary schedule as of the annual increment effective dates are eligible for a lump sum payment of five hundred dollars ($500).
 
D. Safety Shoe Allowance (Article 20.3)
 
Employees required to wear safety shoes will receive $110 for the purchase of such shoes. Payment will be made on or about February 15.
 
The safety shoe allowance is extended to eligible employees who are hired after July 15 but before February 1 of any contract year. Employees hired on or after February 1 are not eligible for payment for that contract year.

III. NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL (Article 18.18c)

Temporary Night Shift Differential (Department of Transportation only)
 
A shift premium of $2.00 per hour will be paid in lieu of any other shift or weekend differential to employees who are assigned to such temporary shifts for all such hours worked or on paid leave. This premium will also be paid for any eligible overtime hours worked on such established shifts, but the premium itself will not be paid at the one and one-half rate.

IV. SAFETY (Article 19.7b)

Premium pay for hazardous or unpleasant duty as specified by current regulations or
Q-Items will continue. Premium pay for newly designated hazardous or unpleasant duty may be established at either one and one-half (1-1/2) or one and one-quarter (1-1/4) times the applicable hourly rate, depending on the degree of such hazard or unpleasantness, in relation to current regulation or Q-Item. Premium pay will be paid for all hours of such work or exposure.

V. LONGEVITY (Article 22)

Employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments in accordance with existing practice.

VI. SHIFT AND SALARY DIFFERENTIALS (Article 23)

A. Shift Differential
 
Effective July 11, 2003, the shift differential will be increased to seventy-five cents ($.75) per hour,
 
B. Weekend Differential
 
Effective July 11, 2003, the weekend differential will be increased to fifty cents ($.50) per hour.
 
C. Differential for Supervising or Training Inmates
 
Effective July 1, 2004, employees, other than those employed by the Department of Transportation, who are required to supervise or train inmates and such is not a function within their job specification, will be paid an increased differential of seventy cents ($.70) per hour for each hour actually worked in such assignment.
 
D. Freezer Storage
 
Effective July 1, 2004, the extra compensation for employees who work in freezer storage areas will be increased to seventy cents ($.70) per hour.
 
E. Fire and Crash Standby
 
Effective July 1, 2004, the extra compensation paid to DOT employees with fire and crash standby assignments at airports will be increased to eighty cents ($.80) per hour.

VII. SAFETY SHOES FOR PERMANENT PART-TIME EMPLOYEES (Article 27.2g)

Permanent part-time less than twenty (20) hours per week employees required to wear safety shoes will receive fifty-five dollars ($55) for the purchase of such shoes at the time of hire and bi-annually thereafter on or about July 15.

VIII. SNOW AND ICE PREMIUM PAY (Article 53)

Employees designated as having a snow and ice control or removal assignment will be paid a premium of $1.40 per hour for each hour actually worked on snow and ice control or removal, other than during the regular shift schedule.
Premium pay will be authorized under the above conditions from November 1 through April 30 of each year for the life of the contract. This premium pay will not be used in computing overtime payment.

IX. ON-CALL/STANDBY ASSIGNMENTS (Aritcle 55.6)

Employees of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Department of Mental Retardation who are designated by job classification and function as on-call/standby status, will be compensated at the rate of $1.00 per hour for each hour assigned. The duration of the on-call/standby will not exceed $100 per workweek.

X. SICK LEAVE (Article 29. 3) New

In the event of serious illness or injury to a member of the immediate family creating and emergency, an employee will be granted up to five (5) days of sick leave per calendar year. A medical certificate is needed to charge additional time to other paid leave.

XI. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A. General Wage Increase
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
July 1, 2002 06/28/02-07/11/02 07/26/02
July 1, 2003 06/27/03-07/10/03 07/25/03
July 1, 2004 06/25/04-07/08/04 07/23/04
B. Annual Increments and Lump Sum Payments
 
Annual Increments will be entered centrally for agencies on the Automated Personnel System (APS) interface at the proper time as follows:
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
July, 2002 06/28/02-07/11/02 07/26/02
January, 2003 12/27/02-01/09/03 01/24/03
July, 2003 06/27/03-07/10/03 07/25/03
January, 2004 12/26/03-01/08/04 01/23/04
July, 2004 06/25/04-07/08/04 07/23/04
January, 2005 12/24/04-01/06/05 01/21/05
All Other Agencies
 
All other agencies must manually adjust their employee's masterfile record with the correct bi-weekly salary amount and rate of pay.
 
C. Safety Shoe Allowance
Pay Period Check Date
01/10/03-01/23/03 02/07/03
01/09/04-01/22/04 02/06/04
01/07/05-01/20/05 02/04/05

XII. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

Agency staff must ensure that the employee's masterfile data (Pay Plan, Salary Group and Step, Hourly Rate and Bi-weekly Salary) are correctly coded.
 
A. Implementation of General Wage Increase - Agencies with Automated Personnel System (APS) Interface
 
New pay plans will be implemented centrally with the new hourly rate and bi- weekly salary.
 
B. Implementation of General Wage Increase - All Other Agencies Entering New Salary Amounts on Bi-Weekly Payroll
 
1. On-Line: Screen 160; Change Rate and Salary.
 
2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.
 
C. Payment of Lump Sum(s)
 
1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; R1; Amount; D/OE 18.
 
2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.
 
D. Split Pay Periods for General Wage Increases
 
General Wage Increase effective July 1, 2002. The effective pay period is June 28, 2002 through July 11, 2002. Wages earned for the period June 28, 2002 through June 30, 2002 should be paid at the old rate. The wages earned for July 1, 2002 through July 11, 2002 should be paid at the new rate, effective July 1, 2002.
 
General Wage Increase effective July 1, 2003. The effective pay period is June 27, 2003 through July 10, 2003. Wages earned for the period June 27, 2003 through June 30, 2003 should be paid at the old rate. The wages earned for the period July 1, 2003 through July 10, 2003 should be paid at the new rate, effective July 1, 2003.
 
General Wage Increase effective July 1, 2004. The effective pay period is June 25, 2004 through July 8, 2004. Wages earned for the period June 25, 2004 through June 30, 2004 should be paid at the old rate. The wages earned for the period July 1, 2004 through July 8, 2004 should be paid at the new rate, effective July 1, 2004.
 
E. Shoe Allowance
 
1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; R1; Amount; D/OE Code 1E.
 
2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.
 
F. Shift Differential
 
1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; Amount (shift differential rate); hour; D/OE 11; Major/Minor 108.
 
2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.

XIII. GENERAL

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Personnel Division, will be distributing revised salary schedules.
 
Questions may be directed as follows:
 
Salary Schedules: DAS-Personnel Division, (860) 713-5205;
 
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
 
Remote Job Entry: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3458;
 
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller, Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440;
 
Contract Issues: Agency Personnel Officer.

 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER 

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