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. 2007-27

July 19, 2007

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

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

I. AUTHORITY

In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 4-40 and 5-208(a), the 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 managerial and confidential employees excluded from collective bargaining.

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

Effective June 22, 2007 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 step schedules, Transitional Managers, Leadership Associates, Pre-Professional Trainees in confidential positions, and other executive branch managers assigned to variable rate pay schedules.

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

This increase does not apply to unclassified employees of any of the boards of trustees of the constituent units of higher education or for gubernatorial appointees and other unclassified political appointees including but not limited to employees on the executive compensation plan, executive assistants, executive office administrative aides, and durational project managers.

III. ANNUAL INCREMENTS IN LIEU OF A PARS INCREASE

Classified managerial and confidential employees not participating in PARS are eligible to receive a three percent (3%) increase effective June 22, 2007. In addition to classified managerial employees not participating in PARS, the following job classes are eligible to receive this increase: Customer Services Program Developers, Durational Program Managers, Transitional Managers and Executive Assistants with prior permanent, classified service in a managerial position.

In order to receive this increase, employees must have been employed by the State of Connecticut on June 22, 2007. Employees who would have otherwise met the above criteria but who separated from State service effective June 22, 2007 are not eligible for this increase.

This payment is calculated as three percent (3%) of an eligible employee's base salary unless affected by time in managerial status in which case payments will be phased in according to existing rules. This payment is in lieu of a PARS increase and cannot take an employee over the maximum of the salary range. An employee can only be increased to the maximum of the range.

IV. LONGEVITY SCHEDULES

The longevity schedules for the MP and MD pay plans have been increased by three percent (3%) in accordance with these pay increases.

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

A. Division of Criminal Justice Managers

Annual increments are authorized effective the beginning of the pay period that includes July 1, 2007 for employees with a July anniversary date and the beginning of the pay period that includes January 1, 2008 for employees with a January anniversary date 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 have been authorized as mentioned above to eligible Division of Criminal Justice employees on step plans who have been excluded from collective bargaining as managerial exclusions.

B. Confidential Employees Lump Sum

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 who receive no annual increment will receive a lump sum payment of 2.5% of their annual rate in accordance with the dates specified above.

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 who receive no annual increment will receive a lump sum payment of $750 in accordance with the dates specified above.

Confidential employees with satisfactory performance who are excluded from the P-2 bargaining unit (employees assigned to the CS pay schedule) at the maximum step of their schedule who receive no annual increment will receive a lump sum payment of $750 in accordance with the dates specified above.

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

C. Executive Secretaries Lump Sum

Executive Secretaries will be eligible for a payment of 3% up to the maximum of the range in lieu of an (annual) increment. The payment in lieu of a step increase will be paid effective June 22, 2007 for employees with a July 1 anniversary date and December 21, 2007 for employees with a January 1 anniversary date 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 $750 in accordance with the dates specified above. If an employee in the class of Executive Secretary receives a payment in lieu of an annual increment on that date of an amount less than $750, then the employee may receive a lump sum payment equal to the difference between the increase in their annual salary rate and $750.

VI. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Retroactive Payment

Agencies must calculate the retroactive payment for the pay period beginning June 22, 2007 through July 5, 2007.

Amount; Time Reporting Code XRTRA or Earnings Code RTR.

B. Implementation of General Wage Increase

Agencies should refer to DAS Official Memorandum No. 07-04 for instructions.

C. Payment of Lump Sum

Amount; Time Reporting Code XMISP 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).

VII. GENERAL

Questions may be directed to:

Department of Administrative Services: HR Business Rules and Central Audit Unit, (860) 713-5176 or (860) 713-5187;
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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