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. 2003-34

August 12, 2003

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Provisions of Arbitrated Award for Mandatory Overtime for District 1199

I. PURPOSE

To provide agencies with instructions for implementing an arbitration award for District 1199 members which reverses an earlier determination not to pay double-time to full-time employees until they exceeded a threshold of forty (40) hours of work.

II. AUTHORITY

Article 13, Section 13 (A) of the contract between the State of Connecticut and the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 and the recent arbitration award discussed in OLR General Notice No. 2003-22 dated July 25, 2003.

III. MANDATORY OVERTIME

Article 13, Section 13 (A) defines the conditions when mandatory overtime may be utilized: weather emergency; event where the Governor closes state offices; lockdown in Corrections; when actual staff reporting to work is below minimum safe levels or legal requirements. Mandated overtime is experienced when the mandatory condition is imposed beyond the employee's regular shift, without regard to the forty (40) hour threshold.

IV. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Award requires:

All affected full-time employees are to be compensated at double their hourly rate for all hours worked as mandatory overtime as defined in Article 13, Section 13 (A).
 
Those employees from whom prior alleged overpayments were recouped (as a result of the prior determination) shall have the monies returned.
 
Agencies must immediately implement the provisions of this award.

V. GENERAL

Please direct all questions or requests for assistance as follows:

Payroll Procedures:

Office of the State Comptroller
On-line: Payroll Services Division, (860) 7023463
Remote Job Entry: Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3458
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller
Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440

 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

 

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