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. 2004-25

June 18, 2004

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Pay Increases for the Executive Branch Employees Excluded from Collective Bargaining

I. AUTHORITY

In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 4-40 and 5-208(a), the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, has authorized pay increases for executive branch executive, managerial and confidential employees excluded from collective bargaining.

II. INCREASE IN COMPENSATION FOR EXECUTIVE BRANCH EMPLOYEES EXCLUDED FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Effective June 25, 2004 there will be a three percent (3%) general wage increase for managers and confidential employees excluded from collective bargaining.

This includes management employees assigned to the MP or MD pay plans, confidential employees assigned to the MP pay schedule or confidential step plans, Department of Administrative Services Managers, Transitional Managers, Leadership Apprentices, Durational Project Managers, Customer Service Program Developers, Associate Attorney Generals, Executive Assistants, Executive Office Administrative Aides, Pre-Professional Trainees in confidential positions, Chief State's Attorney, Deputy Chief State's Attorney, and State's Attorneys.

Executives covered by the EX pay plan, statutory employees of the Division of Criminal Justice, and gubernatorial appointees in the classes of PUC Chairperson, PUC Vice Chairperson, PUC Commissioner and Consumer Counsel assigned to the management pay schedule will receive the three percent (3%) increase.

Employees who are in the job classification of Executive Secretary (Unclassified) are eligible for the three percent (3%) increases.

This increase does not apply to unclassified employees of any of the boards of trustees of the constituent units of higher education.

III. LONGEVITY SCHEDULES AND OVERTIME

The longevity schedules for the MP, MD and EX pay plans have been increased in accordance with these pay increases. Effective June 25, 2004 a three percent (3%) increase to the overtime cap limit has been applied to the base annual salary (up to and including $53,941) for managerial and confidential employees.

IV. ANNUAL INCREMENTS AND LUMP SUMS FOR CONFIDENTIAL EXCLUSIONS, EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES (UNCLASSIFIED) AND DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE MANAGERS

Annual increments must be paid effective the first day of the pay period that includes the first day of the month which is three months after the employee's anniversary date (October 1, 2004 for employees with July anniversary dates and April 1, 2005 for employees with January anniversary dates) to eligible executive branch employees designated as confidential exclusions from collective bargaining including confidential employees of the Division of Criminal Justice who are assigned to salary schedules that contain steps. Annual increments must also be paid effective as mentioned above to eligible Division of Criminal Justice employees on step plans who have been excluded from collective bargaining as managerial exclusions.

Confidential employees with satisfactory performance who are excluded from the P-5 bargaining unit (employees assigned to the CR pay schedule) at the maximum step of their schedule will receive a lump sum payment of 2.5% of their annual rate when the delayed annual increment would have been applied.

Confidential employees with satisfactory performance who are excluded from the NP-3 bargaining unit (employees assigned to the CA pay schedule) at the maximum step of their schedule will receive a lump sum payment of $500 when the delayed annual increment would have been applied.

This item does not pertain to the unclassified employees of any of the boards of trustees of higher education.

Executive Secretaries will be eligible for a payment of 3% up to the maximum of the range in lieu of an increment. The payment in lieu of a step increase will be paid effective the first day of the pay period that includes the first day of the month which is three months after the employee's anniversary date (October 1, 2004 for employees with July anniversary dates and April 1, 2005 for employees with January anniversary dates) to eligible Executive Secretaries.

Employees in the class of Executive Secretary who are at the maximum of their schedule will receive a lump sum payment of $500 when their delayed payment in lieu of an annual increment would have been applied.

V. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Implementation of General Wage Increase

Agencies should refer to the joint memorandum containing detailed system instructions that will be issued shortly by the Department of Administrative Services, the Office of the State Comptroller and Core-CT.

B. Payment of Lump Sum

Amount; Time Reporting Code XMISA or Earnings Code MPS

These lump sums are subject to mandatory deductions; i.e., federal withholding and state income tax annualized, Social Security tax, retirement contributions, and garnishment (if applicable).

VI. GENERAL

Questions may be directed to:

Department of Administrative Services: Bureau of Human Resources, (860) 713-5168;

Office of the State Comptroller:
Payroll Procedures: Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
 
Memorandum Interpretation: Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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