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 11, 2009

To: The Honorable John A. Dannaher III, Commissioner
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
   
Subject: State Police (NP-1) Contract Amendment and Extension July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012

I. AUTHORITY

This memo addresses the economic provisions and language changes contained in the Memorandum of Agreement between the Connecticut State Police Union and the State of Connecticut. Refer to Comptroller's Interdepartmental Memorandum dated June 26, 2007 for other contract provisions.

II. DURATION (Article 37)

The duration of this Collective Bargaining Agreement is extended to June 30, 2012.

III. COMPENSATION

A. General Wages (Article 19.1)
 
There will be no general wage increase paid to any employee for the 2009-2010 contract year.
 
Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2010 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, 2010 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, 2010 all employees on steps nine through eleven of the T/TFC (SP 1) pay plan will receive a three and one half (3.5%) salary increase.
 
Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2010 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, 2011 all employees will receive a two and one-half percent (2.5%) salary increase.

B. Annual Increments (Article 19.1)

Employees will receive annual increments on time in accordance with past practice for contract year 2009-2010. There shall be no annual increment for the contract year 2010-2011. The annual increment for the 2011-2012 contract year shall be delayed by three months until the pay period following October 1 or April 1 as appropriate.

C. Night Shift Differential (Article 19.5)

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

D. 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.

E. Training (Article 19.6b)

The training fund for NP-1 employees is as follows:
2008 - 2009 $30,000
2009 - 2010 $35,000
2010 - 2011 $35,000
2011 - 2012 $35,000
Funds not expended in each contract year will be carried over from one year to another.

F. 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 stipends 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 20, 2008  $11.71
June 19, 2009 $12.06
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.
 
Cleaning Stipend
 
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.

IV. FUNDS, FEES, DIFFERENTIALS, REIMBURSEMENTS AND OTHER PAYMENTS

The parties agree that during the 2010-2012 contract years, the amounts appropriated for all funds, fees, differentials, reimbursements and other payments shall remain the same as the rate on June 30, 2010 as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, except that those amounts set forth in the contract which increase by yearly percentages shall increase by the percentages set forth in the contract, as modified by the delay in increase and as otherwise set forth in this agreement. There is no intent to diminish or reduce any benefit to any employee except as otherwise provided by a specific provision of this Agreement.

V. FURLOUGH DAYS

There will be mandatory furlough days for all members of the bargaining unit that will take place prior to June 1, 2009 (1 day), prior to June 1, 2010 (3 days), and prior to June 1, 2011 (3 days). Furloughs are defined as scheduled days off from work without pay in accordance with the voluntary schedule reduction program covered by Section 5-248c of the CT General Statutes. Refer to Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Police Union.
 
Core-CT has issued furlough day processing instructions in the HR Daily Mails dated May 19, 2009 and May 21, 2009.

VI. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A. General Wage Increase
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
June 18, 2010 06/18/10 - 07/01/10 07/16/10
July 1, 2011 07/01/11 - 07/14/11 07/29/11
B. Annual Increments
 
Annual Increments will be entered centrally at the proper time as follows:
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
July 2009 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
January 2010 01/01/10 - 01/14/10 01/29/10
October 2011 (delayed 3 months)    10/07/11 - 10/20/11    11/04/11
April 2012 (delayed 3 months)    04/06/12 - 04/19/12    05/04/12
C. Night Shift Differential
 
The night shift differential will be paid in the proper payroll cycle as it is incurred.
 
D. Monthly Stipends
 
The hazardous duty, canine care, and resident trooper stipends will be paid in the proper payroll cycle.
 
E. Cleaning Stipend
 
Effective Date  Pay Period Check Date
July 2009 06/19/09 - 07/02/09 07/17/09
July 2010 06/18/10 - 07/01/10 07/16/10
July 2011 07/01/11 - 07/14/11 07/29/11

VII. 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. 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.
 
C. 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.

Canine Care
 
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.
 
Field Training Officer
 
On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XFTOA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code FTO.

VIII. GENERAL

Questions may be directed as follows:
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller
Payroll Services Division, 702-3463;
   
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller
   Fiscal Policy Division, 702-3440.


NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

NW:RE

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