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

June 26, 2007

To: The Honorable John A. Dannaher III, Commissioner
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Subject: State Police (NP-1) Agreement July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010

I. AUTHORITY

The collective bargaining agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Police Union (CSPU) NP-1 bargaining unit for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010 was approved by the General Assembly on May 26, 2007.

II. COMPENSATION

A. General Wages (Article 19.1)

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2007 all employees on steps one through four of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a two percent (2%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2007 all employees on steps five through eight of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a two and one half percent (2.5%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2007 all employees on steps nine through eleven of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a three and one quarter (3.25%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2007 all employees in the Sergeant (SP 3) and Master Sergeant (SP 4) pay plans will receive a three and one half (3.5%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2008 all employees will receive a three percent (3%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2009 all employees on steps one through four of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a two and one quarter percent (2.25%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2009 all employees on steps five through eight of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a two and one half percent (2.5%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2009 all employees on steps nine through eleven of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a three and one half percent (3.5%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2009 all employees in the Sergeant (SP 3) and Master Sergeant (SP 4) pay plans will receive a three and one half percent (3.5%) salary increase.

B. Annual Increments (Article 19.1)

Employees will receive annual increments on time in accordance with past practice for contract years 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

C. Meal Allowance (Article 19.2)

The meal allowance rates in effect on June 30, 2007 will be increased three percent during each year of the contract:

Effective Date
Hours of Work 6/22/07 6/20/08 6/19/09
Minimum 4 Hours $ 9.55 $ 9.84 $10.14
5 - 6 Hours 14.42 14.85 15.29
6 - 12 Hours 16.87 17.37 17.89
Over 12 Hours 20.50 21.11 21.74

D. Longevity (Article 19.4)

Employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments for the life of the contract in accordance with existing practice. The longevity schedule remains unchanged.

E. Night Shift Differential (Article 19.5)

The night shift differential will continue to be $.75 per hour.

F. Tuition Reimbursement (Article 19.6a)

All employees who satisfactorily complete an approved course will be eligible for tuition reimbursement for up to nine credits per semester at the rate of 100% of the tuition, laboratory fees and community college service fees up to a maximum of 85% of the per credit rate for undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Connecticut.

The parties will meet with the constituent units of higher education to facilitate participation of officers in A.A. and Bachelor's courses and to establish degree programs for officers.

A tuition reimbursement fund of $80,000 will be established for each contract year.

If this fund is not sufficient to reimburse all eligible employees, distribution will be to all eligible employees on an equal pro-rata basis.

Funds not expended in one year will carry over into the next year; however, the fund expires on the expiration date of the contract.

G. Training (Article 19.6b)

On July 1, 2007, the State will allocate a training fund for NP 1 employees as follows:

2007-2008 $ 25,000 2008-2009 $ 30,000 2009-2010 $ 35,000

Funds not expended in each contract year will be carried over from one year to another.

H. Career Development Training Day (Article 19.8d)

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2007 each employee will be granted one day with pay to attend training at the employee's election. Such training day will be paid at the employee's straight time rate.

I. Stipends

Hazardous Duty Stipend (Article 19.9)

A monthly stipend of $100 will be paid to employees assigned to and performing the following hazardous duties: pilot, aviation observer, diver, tactical services (SWAT), hazardous devices (bomb squad) and motorcycle (May 1 to October 31 only). There will be no pyramiding of stipend for employees assigned to and performing more than one hazardous duty.

Resident Trooper Stipend (Article 19.10)

Resident Troopers will continue to receive a monthly stipend of $100.

Canine Care Stipend and Training in Off-Duty Hours (Article 19.11)

In addition to the $100 monthly stipend, dog handlers will receive an hourly rate for at-home canine care and training based on the number of hours allowed per day by the contract. The rate will increase as follows:

Effective Date Amount
June 22, 2007 $ 11.37
June 20, 2008 11.71
June 19, 2009 12.06

J. Field Training Officer Compensation (Article 19.12)

Each employee who is a Field Training Officer will be paid one hour of pay at the overtime rate for each shift the employee works as a Field Training Officer.

K. Cleaning Stipend (Article 19.13)

Effective July 1, 2007 all personnel assigned to non-uniformed positions as their regular assignment will be provided with a $500 per year cleaning stipend. This stipend will be paid as an annual lump sum payment.

III. MISCELLANEOUS

A. Military Leave (Article 33.6)

Commencing with the pay period that includes July 1, 2005, a full time permanent employee who is a member of the armed forces of the State or any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States will be entitled to military leave with pay for required field training, provided such leave does not exceed two (2) calendar weeks in a calendar year, in addition to up to seven (7) days of military leave for weekend drills. Additionally, any such employee who is ordered to active duty as a result of an unscheduled emergency (natural disaster or civil disorder) will be entitled to military leave with pay not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days in a calendar year. During such leave the employee's position will be held, and the employee will be credited with such time for seniority purposes.

B. Out of State Travel (Article 33.8)

The current Standard State Travel Regulations will govern out-of-state travel except for meal reimbursements which will be:

Breakfast $ 6.00
Lunch 8.00
Dinner 18.00

C. Management of Occupational Stress (Article 33.10)

There will be a joint labor management committee composed of two representatives designated by labor and two representatives designated by management. The committee will have authority to dispense funds allocated to the committee under the contract subject only to government purchasing regulations.

The committee will recommend to the Commissioner of Public Safety other measures it feels necessary to accomplish its goals of eliminating and/or reducing stress and enhancing or improving physical fitness among the officers.

The sum of $23,354 will be provided in each contract year for programs to eliminate and/or reduce stress and enhance or improve physical fitness among the officers.

Unexpended funds may be carried over from year to year; however, such
funds will not carry over beyond the expiration of the contract.

D. Education Incentives (Article 39)

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2005, each full time permanent employee at the rank of trooper or higher will be eligible to receive a $500 lump sum payment upon submitting adequate documentation of having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in a job-related discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning.

IV. PAYMENT SCHEDULE

A. General Wage Increase

Salary Increases Pay Period Check Date
2% (SP 1 steps 1-4) 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
2.5% (SP 1 steps 5-8) 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
3.25% (SP 1 steps 9-11) 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
3.5% (SP 3, SP 4) 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
3% of Base Salary (all) 06/20/08 - 07/03/08 07/18/08
2.25% (SP 1 steps 1-4) 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
2.5% (SP 1 steps 5-8) 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
3.5% (SP 1 steps 9-11) 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
3.5% (SP 3, SP 4) 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09

B. Annual Increments

Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
July 1, 2007 06/22/07 - 07/05/07 07/20/07
January 1, 2008 12/21/07 - 01/03/08 01/18/08
July 1, 2008 06/20/08 - 07/03/08 07/18/08
January 1, 2009 12/19/08 - 01/01/09 01/16/09
July 1, 2009 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
January 1, 2010 01/01/10 - 01/14/10 01/29/10

C. Meal Allowance

The meal allowance will be paid in the proper payroll cycle as it is incurred.

D. Night Shift Differential

The night shift differential will be paid in the proper payroll cycle as it is incurred.

E. Monthly Stipends

The hazardous duty, dog handler and resident trooper stipends will be paid in the proper payroll cycle.

F. Cleaning Stipend

Effective Date Check Date
July 1, 2007 07/20/07
July 1, 2008 07/18/08
July 1, 2009 07/17/09

V. 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. Meal Allowance (Taxable Maintenance)

The dollar amount of the Meal Allowance should be entered as follows:

On the Timesheet Page: Hours; Time Reporting Code XML1A
Hours; Time Reporting Code XML2A, Hours; Time Reporting Code XML3A,
Hours; Time Reporting Code XML4A.

If Overtime, time and a half rate applies use the following Time Reporting Codes:
XMO1A, XMO2A, XMO3A, XMO4A.

On the Additional Pay Page: Hours, ML1, ML2, ML3, ML4.

C. Night Shift Differential

On the Timesheet Page: Hours; Shift 1; Account 50180 or
Hours; Shift 2 (Time and a Half); Account 50180 or
Amount; Shift 3; Account 50180.

On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code SD1 (Shift 1); Account 50180
or Amount; Earnings Code SD2 (Shift 2); Account 50180 or
Amount; Earnings Code SD3 (Shift 3); Account 50180.

D. Tuition Reimbursement - Union Fund

All pre-approved tuition reimbursement requests must be submitted to the Comptroller's Office, Fiscal Policy Division, Tuition and Travel Unit, on a CO-101 form, Application for Tuition Reimbursement. A receipt of payment and a copy of grades for courses taken should be attached to the CO-101 form.

Tuition reimbursement requests without proper back-up documentation will be returned.

Note: Reimbursements cannot be made until the release of funding by the Office of Policy and Management. In the past, this funding was not made available to coincide with the implementation date of the contract provision. Please expect delays in reimbursements at the beginning of contract years.

E. Stipends

Hazardous Duty

On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XSCOA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code SC1.

Resident Troopers

On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XTRPA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code TRP.

Dog Handlers

On the Timesheet Page: Hours; Time Reporting Code XK9CH.
On the Additional Pay Page: Hours; Earnings Code K9H.

Cleaning

On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XCLNA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code CLN.

F. Field Officer Training

On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XFTOA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code FTO.

G. Education Incentive

On the Timesheet Page: Amount, Time Reporting Code XMISP.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount: Earning Code MPS.

VI. GENERAL

Payroll staff should consult with their Agency Personnel Officer to ascertain other possible wage increases. The Office of Policy and Management will be distributing revised salary schedules.

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

You may direct requests for assistance as follows:

Salary Schedules: Office of Policy and Management, 418-6220;
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller
Payroll Services Division, 702-3463;
Tuition Reimbursement: Office of the State Comptroller
Fiscal Policy Division, 702-3334;
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller
Fiscal Policy Division, 702-3440.


NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

NW:CH

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