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. 2009-22

June 9, 2009

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention:    Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Human Resources Officers
Subject:    Administrative and Residual (P-5) Collective Bargaining Unit Contract Extension and Changes

I. AUTHORITY

The extension agreement between the Administrative and Residual bargaining unit and the State of Connecticut. Please refer to Comptroller's Memorandum 2007-21 for other contract provisions.

II. COMPENSATION (Article 24)

A. General Wage Increases
General wage increases will be effective as follows:
Effective Date    Increase
June 19, 2009    0% (change)
June 18, 2010    3.25% of Base Salary (change)
July 1, 2011    3.0% of Base Salary (change)
B. Annual Increments
For the 2009-2010 contract year, employees who received the top step bonus in the prior year will be eligible to receive it when an annual increment would have been due. The annual increment, including the ninth step for the 2010-2011 contract year will be paid on time in accordance with existing practice. No top step bonus will be paid. The annual increment for the 2011-2012 contract year will be paid on time in accordance with existing practice and the top step bonus payment will be paid on the paycheck date when increments are paid.
 
*Only employees who received the top step bonus in the 2008-2009 contract year will be eligible to receive a top step bonus in the 2009-2010 contract year.
Contract Year    Top Step Payable    AI Payable
2009-2010    *July 2009/January 2010    No AI
2010-2011    No Top Step    July 2010/January 2011
2011-2012    July 2011/January 2012    July 2011/January 2012

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

The parties agree that during the 2011-2012 contract extension year, the amounts appropriated for all funds, fees, differentials, reimbursements, and other payments will remain the same as the rate on June 30, 2011 as set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

IV. FURLOUGH DAYS

There will be mandatory furlough days for all members of the P-5 bargaining unit. There will be one furlough day before June 1, 2009, three furlough days between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 and three furlough days between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Please refer to the Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Administrative and Residual bargaining unit for specific details.
 
Core-CT has issued furlough day processing instructions in the HR Daily Mails dated May 19, 2009 and May 21, 2009.

V. DURATION (Article 44)

The duration of the agreement is extended to June 30, 2012.

VI. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A. General Wage Increases
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 for agencies at the proper time as follows:
Effective Date    Pay Period    Check Date
July 2010    06/18/10 - 07/01/10    07/16/10
January 2011    12/31/10 - 01/13/11    01/28/11
July 2011    07/01/11 - 07/14/11    07/29/11
January 2012    12/30/11 - 01/12/12    01/27/12
C. Lump Sum Payments for Maximum Step Employees
The agency must process these lump sum payments manually.
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
July 2011    07/01/11 - 07/14/11    07/29/11
January 2012    12/30/11 - 01/12/12    01/27/12
*See Section II.B.

VII. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Implementation of General Wage Increases
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. Payment of Lump Sum(s)
 
1. On the Timesheet Page: Amount; 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 Interpretation: Agency Human Resources 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.



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STATE COMPTROLLER

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