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. 2009-15

May 26, 2009

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention:  Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject:  Maintenance and Service Collective Bargaining Unit (NP-2) Contract Extension and Changes

I. AUTHORITY

This memo addresses the economic provisions and language changes contained in the concession agreement. Refer to Comptroller Memoranda 2009-11 and 2009-11a for other contract provisions.

II. COMPENSATION (Article 20)

A. General Wage Increases (Section 1)
General wage increases will be effective as follows:
Effective Date    Increase
July 4, 2008    3% (Change)
July 1, 2009    0% (Change)
July 2, 2010    3%
July 1, 2011    2.5% (Change)
B. Annual Increments (Section 2)
Employees will continue to be eligible for and receive annual increments in July or January in accordance with existing practice for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 contract years and paid in the pay period following July 1 and/or January 1, based upon the employees anniversary date for the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 contract years. There will be no annual increment paid for the 2010-2011 contract year. The annual increment for the 2011-2012 contract year will be delayed by three months.

C. Lump Sum Payment for Maximum Step Employees (Section 2)
Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012 employees at their top step will receive a lump sum payment equal to two and one half percent (2.5%) of their base annual salary.
There will be no lump sum payment for the 2010-2011 contract year.

III. 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 State of Connecticut and Connecticut Employees Union Independent (CEUI), Local 511, SEIU for specific details.

IV. DURATION OF AGREEMENT

The duration of this Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective on July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2012.

V. RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS

Retroactive General Wage Increases
Payments will be separately identified and subject to mandatory deductions only; i.e., federal withholding tax and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions, and garnishments (if applicable).
Effective Date    Period Covered    Check Date
July 4, 2008    07/04/08 - 05/07/09    06/05/09

VI. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A. General Wage Increase
Effective Date    Pay Period    Check Date
July 2, 2010    07/02/10 - 07/15/10    07/30/10
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    07/03/09 - 07/16/09    07/31/09
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. Lump Sum Payments for Maximum Step Employees
The agency must process these lump sum payments manually and follow the effective dates and pay periods of annual increments. There will be no lump sum payment for the 2010-2011 contract year.

VII. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Implementation of General Wage Increase
New pay plans will be implemented centrally with the new hourly rate and biweekly salary effective with the pay period, at the proper time.
 
Retroactive Payments:
 
1. On the Timesheet Page: Amount or Hours; Time Reporting Code XRTRA or XRTRH.
 
2. On the Additional Pay Page: Amount or Hours; Earnings Code RTR.
 
B. Payment of Lump Sum(s)

1. On the Timesheet Page: Amount or Hours; Time Reporting Code XMISP.
 
2. On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code MPS.
 
These lump sum payments are subject to mandatory deductions; i.e., federal withholding and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions, and garnishments (if applicable).

VIII. GENERAL

Questions may be directed as follows:
 
Contract Issues: Agency Personnel Officers;
 
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
 
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller, Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.
 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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