COMPTROLLER'S SEAL STATE OF CONNECTICUT
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
Kevin Lembo
State Comptroller
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
06106-1775
Martha Carlson
Deputy Comptroller
To: The Honorable Stefan Pryor, Commissioner
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Subject: Contract Provisions - Local 61, American Federation of School
Administrators, AFL-CIO, Administrators of Connecticut
Technical High Schools

I. AUTHORITY

Local 61, American Federation of School Administrators Bargaining Unit Employees Contract July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2016

II. MILITARY LEAVE (Article 26.2)

In time of war, or reasonable apprehension thereof, or riot or rebellion, any permanent employee, or any person who has been in the continuous employ of the State for a period of not less than one (1) year, and who is in the employ of the State at the time of his entry for a period of more than sixty (60) days into the armed forces of the United States or into the active military or naval service of the State, shall be paid one hundred dollars ($100) by the State at the expiration of such period of sixty (60) days.

III. TEMPORARY SERVICE IN A HIGHER CLASS (Article 28)

An Assistant Principal who is assigned in writing by the Superintendent to act as a Principal for a minimum of two weeks shall be paid for work at the rate of pay of the higher class from the first day.

IV. COMPENSATION (Article 29)

A. Annual Increments (Article 29.1)

Eligible employees will receive annual increments (AI's) during the term of this agreement as set forth in Article 35, subject to the following:
Increases in salary due to annual increments/step advancements implemented prior to ratification of this 2011-2016 agreement shall cease effective the first day of the pay period following ratification of said agreement and each employee's salary shall be the same as it was prior to such increase.
Annual increments/step advancements for the 2013-2014 contract year shall be delayed by the number of pay periods for which increases were paid to employees in 2011-2012 prior to ratification of this agreement
See Article 35 of the contract for details.

B. General Wage Increases (Article 29.2)

Administrators shall be paid according to the salary schedules set forth in Appendix B, subject to the following:
Wage increases implemented prior to ratification of this 2011-2016 agreement shall cease effective the first day of the pay period following ratification of said agreement and each employee's salary shall be the same as it was prior to such increase.
Wage increases for the 2013-2014 contract year shall be delayed by the number of pay periods for which the increases were paid to employees in 2011-2012 prior to ratification of this agreement.
2011-2013 0%
2013-2014 3%
2014-2015 3%
2015-2016 3%

C. Stipends (Article 29.3)

An administrator who has a Ph.D. or an Ed.D. from an accredited institution of higher education shall receive an annual stipend of $2,000 payable in a lump sum on or about October 1 of the fiscal year. Documentation of the administrator's Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree shall be submitted to the Superintendent not later than August 1 of the first fiscal year in which the administrator is eligible for this stipend.

D. Longevity (Article 29.4)

a. No employee first hired on or after July 1, 2011 shall be entitled to a longevity payment, provided, however, any individual hired on or after July 1, 2011 who has military service which would count toward longevity under current (pre-July 2011) rules shall be entitled to longevity if such individual obtains the requisite service in the future.

b. For employees not excluded from eligibility for longevity by subsection a above, the following shall apply:

1. There shall be no longevity payments in October 2011.

2. No service shall count toward longevity for the two year period beginning July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013, any service accrued during the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 shall be added to employees' service for the purpose of determining their eligibility and level of longevity entitlement if it would have otherwise counted when performed.
3. Except as provided herein, all State service, including war service, shall be counted in determining eligibility for longevity. Part-time service shall be prorated.
4. Except as provided herein, employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments for the life of this contract as follows:
10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 25 Years
Assistant Principals $210.00 $420.00 $630.00 $840.00
Principals $221.25 $442.50 $663.75 $885.00

E. Travel Reimbursements (Article 29.5)

Administrators shall be eligible for mile and meal reimbursement at the same rates as are established for managerial employees by the Department of Administrative Services/Office of Policy and Management.

F. Promotion (Article 29.9)

a. Assistant Principal Appointed to Principal
Assistant Principals who are appointed as Principals shall receive a salary determined by taking the base annual salary (excluding longevity) as specified in the Assistant Principal's salary schedule plan plus five percent (5%) and placing the individual on the step of the Principal's pay plan that is closest to but not less than that sum.
b. Teachers
Individuals who are promoted from the teachers' bargaining unit into this bargaining unit shall receive a salary determined by taking their base annual salary (excluding longevity), plus any supplemental earnings from within the Technical High School System in the preceding year, plus the increase specified in subsection (a) above and placing the individual on the step of the applicable pay plan that is closest to but not less than the sum.
c. Superintendent's Discretion
In situations other than the above, the Superintendent may place an appointee at one of the first two steps of the applicable pay plan at his/her sole discretion.

V. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Article 31)

Tuition will be reimbursed up to twelve credits per school year (July to June) at a reimbursement rate tied to the University of Connecticut rate. Written approval by the Superintendent must be obtained prior to enrollment. Course work must relate to the administrators' professional development objectives and/or the objectives of the Connecticut Technical High School System. Administrators will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course, submission of a voucher, transcript of a grade and a receipt or cancelled check showing the amount paid for tuition. Short-term, non-credit courses which are approved in writing by the Superintendent may also be reimbursed; reimbursement shall not exceed $550 and may include fees up to $500 for Continuing Education Units, (C.E.U.'s).
Section Four of Article 31 provides for making payments pursuant to Section Two and for the purpose of paying for attendance at educational conferences or conventions approved by the Superintendent, there shall be a Professional Development Fund consisting of the amount unused and carried over from funds appropriated pursuant to Section Four of the contract that expired on June 30, 2011, and an additional $30,000 added to the fund in each contract year. There shall be unlimited carryover of unused funds from one contract year to the succeeding contract years.

VI. PERSONAL LEAVE (Article 32)

Administrators shall have up to three (3) days of personal leave of absence with pay in each school year.
Personal leave days which are not used during the year immediately prior to the first day of the pay period which includes September 1 will be reimbursed to the employee at the following rates:
1. for Assistant Principals, each full day will be reimbursed at the rate of $250.
2. for Principals, each full day will be reimbursed at the rate of $300.
This reimbursement will be paid to all employees at a school entitled to such reimbursement within thirty (30) days of September 1, except that reimbursement for personal days unused as of the date of retirement will be paid at the time of retirement. In lieu of reimbursement, an administrator may carry over one unused personal leave day to the next year for use by September 1 of the next year. Any personal leave day carried over will not be eligible for reimbursement.

VII. SALARY SCHEDULE (Article 35)

Administrators shall be paid in accordance with the salary schedules of Appendix B of the contract. These salary schedules are applicable to all administrators holding 92 certification. The parties have agreed to eliminate the salary schedule for 82 certification as all positions in the bargaining unit require 92 certification. See agreement for details.
For administrators employed with 92 certification as of June 30, 2007, placement on the restructured salary schedules for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 has been modified as a result of the August 2011 agreement.

VIII. JOB SECURITY (Appendix C)

From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2015, there shall be no loss of employment for any bargaining unit employee hired prior to July 1, 2011, including loss of employment due to programmatic changes, subject to the following conditions:
1. Protection from loss of employment is for permanent employees and does not apply to:
2. This protection from loss of employment does not prevent the Board from restructuring and/or eliminating positions provided those affected bump or transfer to another comparable job in accordance with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, particularly Article 33, or the Placement and Training process of the SEBAC agreement. An employee who is laid off under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement or the SEBAC Placement and Training process because of the refusal of an offered position will not be considered a layoff for purposes of this agreement.
3. The Board is not precluded from noticing layoff in order to accomplish any of the above, or for layoffs outside the July 1, 2011-June 30, 2015 period.

IX. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A. General Wage Increases
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
August 23, 2013 08/23/13 - 09/05/13 09/20/13
June 27, 2014 06/27/14 - 07/10/14 07/25/14
June 26, 2015 06/26/15 - 07/09/15 07/24/15
B. Annual Increments
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
August 23, 2013 08/23/13 - 09/05/13 09/20/13
June 27, 2014 06/27/14 - 07/10/14 07/25/14
June 26, 2015 06/26/15 - 07/09/15 07/24/15
C. Stipends
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
October 1, 2011 09/09/11 - 09/22/11 10/07/11
October 1, 2012 09/07/12 - 09/20/12 10/05/12
October 1, 2013 09/06/13 - 09/19/13 10/04/13
October 1, 2014 09/05/14 - 09/18/14 10/03/14
October 1, 2015 09/04/15 - 09/17/15 10/02/15

X. 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. Stipends and Military Leave

1. On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XMISP.
2. On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code MPS.

XI. GENERAL

You may direct requests for assistance as follows:
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller
Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3447;
Contract Issues: Agency Personnel Officers;
Tuition Reimbursement: Office of the State Comptroller
Management Services Division, (860) 702-3334;
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller
Budget and Financial Analysis Division,
(860) 702-3440.

KEVIN LEMBO
STATE COMPTROLLER

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