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


INTERDEPARTMENTAL MEMORANDUM

July 11, 2007

To: The Honorable Mark K. McQuillan, Commissioner
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Subject: Contract Provisions - Local 61, American Federation of School
Administrators, AFL-CIO, Administrators of Connecticut
Technical High Schools

I. AUTHORITY

The recently approved Agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Local 61, American Federation of School Administrators bargaining unit for the period
July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2011.

II. MILITARY LEAVE (ARTICLE 26.2)

In time of war, or reasonable apprehension thereof, or riot or rebellion, any permanent employee, or any person who has been in the continuous employ of the State for a period of not less than one (1) year, and who is in the employ of the State at the time of his entry for a period of more than sixty (60) days into the armed forces of the United States or into the active military or naval service of the State, will be paid one hundred dollars ($100) by the State at the expiration of such period of sixty (60) days.

III. TEMPORARY SERVICE IN A HIGHER CLASS (Article 28)

An Assistant Principal who is assigned in writing by the Superintendent to act as a Principal for a minimum of two weeks will be paid for work at the rate of pay of the higher class from the first day.

IV. COMPENSATION (Article 29)

A. Annual Increments (Article 29.1)

Eligible employees will receive Annual Increments during the term of the Agreement as set forth in Article 35.

B. General Wage Increases (Article 29.2)

General wage increases will be paid in accordance with the salary schedules of Appendix B of the contract on the following effective dates: July 1, 2007, July 1, 2008, July 1, 2009, and July 1, 2010.

C. Stipends (Article 29.3)

Effective July 1, 2007, an administrator who has a Ph.D. or an Ed.D. from an accredited institution of higher education will receive an annual stipend of $2,000 payable in a lump sum on or about October 1 of the fiscal year. Documentation of the administrator's Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree will be submitted to the superintendent not later than August 1 of the first fiscal year in which the administrator is eligible for this stipend.

D. Longevity (Article 29. 4)

Employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments for the life of the contract. The longevity schedule remains unchanged. See contract for details.

E. Travel Reimbursements (Article 29.5)

Administrators will be eligible for mile and meal reimbursement at the same rates as are established for managerial employees by the Department of Administrative Services/Office of Policy and Management.

F. Promotion (Article 29.9)

a. Assistant Principal Appointed to Principal
 
Assistant Principals who are appointed as Principals will receive a salary determined by taking the base annual salary (excluding longevity) as specified in the Assistant Principal's salary schedule plan plus five percent (5%) and placing the individual on the step of the Principal's pay plan that is closest to but not less than that sum.
 
b. Teachers
 
Individuals who are promoted from the teachers' bargaining unit into this bargaining unit will receive a salary determined by taking their base annual salary (excluding longevity), plus any supplemental earnings from within the Technical High School System in the preceding year, plus the increase specified in subsection (a) above and placing the individual on the step of the applicable pay plan that is closest to but not less than the sum.
 
c. Superintendent's Discretion
 
The Superintendent may place an appointee at one of the first two steps of the applicable pay plan at his/her sole discretion.

V. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Article 31)

Tuition will be reimbursed up to twelve credits per school year (July to June) at a reimbursement rate tied to the University of Connecticut rate. Approved, short-term, non-credit courses may be reimbursed up to $550 and may include fees up to $500 for Continuing Education Units, (C.E.U.'s).

Section Four of Article 31 provides for making payments pursuant to Section Two above, and for the purpose of paying for attendance at educational conferences or conventions approved by the Superintendent, there will be a Professional Development Fund consisting of:

a. the amount of unused and carried over from funds appropriated pursuant to Sections Four and Six of the contract that expired on June 30, 2007; and
 
b. an additional $20,000 added to the fund in contract year 2007-2008, $25,000 in 2008-2009, and $30,000 in 2009-2010.

There will be unlimited carryover of unused funds from one contract year to the succeeding contract years.

VI. PERSONAL LEAVE (Article 32)

Administrators will have up to three (3) days of personal leave of absence with pay in each school year. Personal leave days which are not used during the year immediately prior to the first day of the pay period which includes September 1 will be reimbursed to the employee at the following rates:

1. for Assistant Principals, each full day will be reimbursed at the rate of $250.
 
2. for Principals, each full day will be reimbursed at the rate of $300.

This reimbursement will be paid to all employees at a school entitled to such reimbursement within thirty (30) days of September 1, except that reimbursement for personal days unused as of the date of retirement will be paid at the time of retirement. In lieu of reimbursement, an administrator may carry over one unused personal leave day to the next year for use by September 1 of the next year. Any personal leave day carried
over will not be eligible for reimbursement.

VII. SALARY SCHEDULE (Article 35)

Administrators will be paid in accordance with their level of certification (82 or 92) and the salary schedules of Appendix B of the contract. The restructured salary schedules include advancement for annual increments. The salary schedules for administrators with 82 certification will be increased by three percent (3%) in each of the four years of this agreement as reflected in the salary schedules of Appendix B. Any administrator on the 82 schedule who is not at the maximum in any year of the agreement will receive an annual increment.

For each year of the agreement, an employee on the 82 salary schedule who successfully completes coursework in a program leading to 92 certification will be entitled to up to two lump sum payments, equal to one and one quarter percent (1.25%) of his/her base annual salary, with each such payment payable within thirty (30) days following submission of evidence of satisfactory completion of a semester or summer course.

Assistant Principals who are on the 82 salary schedule and obtains a 92 certification will be placed on the 92 salary schedule effective the first full pay period following submission of proof of certification to the Director of Human Resources. See contract for details.

VIII. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A.
 
General Wage Increases
 
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
June 22, 2007 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
June 20, 2008 06/20/08 - 07/03/08 07/18/08
June 19, 2009 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
June 18, 2010 06/18/10 - 07/01/10 07/16/10

B.
 

Annual Increments
 
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
June 22, 2007 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
June 20, 2008 06/20/08 - 07/03/08 07/18/08
June 19, 2009 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
June 18, 2010 06/18/10 - 07/01/10 07/16/10

C.
 

Stipends
 
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
October 1, 2007 08/31/07 - 09/13/07 09/28/07
October 1, 2008 08/29/08 - 09/11/08 09/26/08
October 1, 2009 08/28/09 - 09/10/09 09/25/09
October 1, 2010 08/27/10 - 09/09/10 09/24/10

IX. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Implementation of General Wage Increases and Annual Increments

New pay plans will be implemented centrally with the new hourly rate and bi-weekly salary effective with the pay period, at the proper time.

B. Stipends and Military Leave

Amount; Time Reporting Code XMISP or Earnings Code MPS.

X. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Tuition Reimbursement - Union Fund

All pre-approved tuition reimbursement requests should be forwarded to the Comptroller's Fiscal Policy Division - Tuition Unit for processing. All tuition reimbursements must be submitted on an approved Application for Tuition Reimbursement, CO-101 Form.

XI. GENERAL

Please share this information with affected satellite divisions of your Department to ensure all payments are implemented in a timely manner.

You may direct requests for assistance as follows:

Payroll Procedures:   Office of the State Comptroller
   Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3462;
Contract Issues:   Agency Personnel Officers;
Tuition Reimbursement:   Office of the State Comptroller
   Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3334;
Memorandum Interpretation:   Office of the State Comptroller
   Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.




NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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cc: Karen Shaw, SDE

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