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. 2002-45

December 12, 2002

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Dues/Fees for Maintenance and Service (NP-2) Employee Information

I. AUTHORITY

In accordance with the October 11, 2002 Connecticut Employees Union Independent (CEUI) Convention.

II. DUES/FEES SCHEDULE

Effective with the pay period December 27, 2002 through January 9, 2003 (check date January 24, 2003) the following dues/fees structure shall be implemented.

The amount of bi-weekly deduction for dues/fees for NP-2 employees who work twenty (20) hours or more is equal to one hour of pay with a minimum of $12.50. The amount of bi-weekly deduction for dues/fees for NP-2 employees who work less than twenty (20) hours is equal to one-half hour of pay with a minimum of $6.25. The following shows the deduction rates and the MSA Table numbers:

Employee's Dues/Fees MSA Table
Status Hourly Rate Deductions Number
20 hours $12.50 or less $12.50 Table 961
or more
20 hours $12.51 or over one hour's wage Table 971
or more
Less than $12.50 or less $6.25 Table 962
20 hours
Less than $12.51 or over one-half hour's wage Table 972
20 hours

The MSA Sort Code is 00971 for NP-2 bargaining unit dues/fees deductions. The Connecticut State Universities should continue using the Sort Codes of 02061 and 02602 for NP-2 bargaining unit dues/fees deductions.

III. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

The NP-2 dues/fees structure is based upon an employee's hourly wage. The amount of the deduction must change whenever there is a change in the employee's hourly rate. The MSA system does not compute the employee's dues/fees deduction.

Under the NP-2 contract, the deduction of dues and fees is effective the beginning of the first full pay period following initial employment and all employees in NP-2 titles have to pay dues or fees unless they are specifically exempted. Per Article One, Section Two of the NP-2 contract, the Agreement does not apply to nonpermanent employees defined as those who are appointed on a temporary, emergency, or seasonal basis. These employees would not be subject to the dues/fees deductions. Federal Grant Participants, employees appointed originally on a provisional basis and employees in the initial working test period are covered by the Agreement and are required to pay dues/fees. Durational employees and seasonal guide employees at the Newgate Prison are also subject to the required deduction of union dues/fees.

To ensure correct due/fees amounts are deducted from each employee, it is essential that agency payroll staff review employees' deductions for dues/fees when salary increases take place and the employees' salary falls into a new deduction bracket. This applies to new hires, promotions, annual increments, and general wage increases.

IV. GENERAL

Please direct all questions or requests for assistance regarding payroll procedures to the Comptroller's Payroll Services Division at (860) 702-3463.

All questions for memorandum interpretations should be directed to the Comptroller's Policy Services Divisions at (860) 702-3440. 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

NW:JRS:jrs

Return to Index of 2002 Comptroller's Memoranda
Return to Index of Comptroller's Memoranda
Return to Comptroller's Home Page