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INTERDEPARTMENTAL MEMORANDUM

June 18, 2015

To: The Honorable Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
1111 Country Club Road Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Subject: State Police (NP-l) Collective Bargaining Unit Contract July 1,2015 through June 30, 2018

I. AUTHORITY
The contract between the State of Connecticut and the Cormecticut State Police Union NP-I bargaining unit for the period July 1,2015 through June 30, 2018, which was approved by the General Assembly on May 4,2015 pursuant to CGS Section 5-278(b).

II. COMPENSATION

A. General Wages (Article 19.1)

Effective July 1,2015, all employees will receive a three percent (3%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July I, 2016, all employees will receive a two percent (2%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes January I, 2017, all employees will receive a one percent (1%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes July 1,2017, all employees will receive a two percent (2%) salary increase.

Effective with the pay period that includes January 1,2018, all employees will receive a one percent (I%) salary increase.

Effective Date Increase
July 1,2015 3%
June 24, 2016 2%
December 23,2016 1%
June 23, 2017 2%
December 22, 2017 1%

Pay Plan Adjustment
Effective July 1,2015 a new SP-1 pay plan will be established with ten (10) steps
and the following provisions will apply:

1. The movement from the current pay plan in effect between the parties under the terns of the July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 contract to the new pay plan to in effect between the parties commencing July 1,2015 will be achieved by deleting the current step 8 of the 2012-2015 agreement.
2. Steps 1 to 7 of the pay plan will remain in place in accordance with existing practice.
3. Step 9 of the 2012-2015 agreement will be designated the new step 8 of the 2015-2018 collective bargaining agreement.
4. Step 10 of the 2015-2015 agreement will be designated the new step 9 of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement.
5. Step 11 of the 2015-2015 agreement will be designated the new step 10 of the 2015 collective bargaining agreement.
6. Effective July 1, 2015 employees at step 8 of the June 30, 2014 SP-1 pay plan will be moved to the new rate of$67,219. On their next increment date they will move in accordance with existing practice to the new step 9.

B. Annual Increments (Article 19.1)

Employees will receive annual increments on time in accordance with past practice.
Effective Date Payable
June 30, 2015 July 2015
December 30,2015 January 2016
June 30, 2016 July 2016
December 30,2016 January 2017
June 30, 2017 July 2017
December 30, 2017 January 2018
June 30, 2018 July 2018

C. Meal Allowance (Article 19.2)

The meal allowance will continue to be $18.88 per day based on the following:
Hours of Work Amount
Minimum 4 Hours $10.70
5-6 Hours $16.13
6 1/4-12 1/2 Hours $18.88
Over 12 1/2 Hours $22.95

There will be no increases in the meal allowances for contract year 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Thereafter, any future meal increases will be equal to the same percentage as the general wage increase or by the equivalent of any dollar increase to the general wage base.

D. Longevity (Article 19.4)

The longevity schedule based on the pay plan effective on June 30, 1977 shall remain unchanged in dollar amounts during the life of this Agreement. No employee first hired on or after July 1,2015 will be entitled to longevity payment; provided, however, any individual hired on or after said date that will have military service which would count toward longevity under current rules will be entitled to longevity if they obtain the requisite service in the future.

E. Night Shift Differential (Article 19.5)

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

F. 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 credit rate for undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Connecticut.

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 carryover in into the next year; however, the fund expires on the expiration date of the contract.

G. Training (Article 19.6b)

The training fund for NP-l employees is as follows:
2015-2016 $35,000
2016-2017 $35,000
2017-2018 $35,000

Funds not expended in each contract year will be carried over from one year to another but will expire upon the expiration of the contract.

H. Career Development Day (Article 19.6c)

Each eligible employee will be granted one day ofpaid (non-mandatory training) per year. Such training day will be utilized at the employee's option and be paid at the employee's straight time rate. The day must be taken as a full day and not in partial day increments.

I. Hazardous Duty Stipend (Article 19.9)

A monthly stipend of$1 00 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 stipend for employees assigned to aud performing more than one hazardous duty.

J. Resident Trooper Stipend (Article 19.10)

Resident Troopers will continue to receive a monthly stipend of $1 00.

K. 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 cauine care and training based on the number ofhours allowed per day by the contract. The rate is $12.06.

L. 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.

M. Cleaning Stipend (Article 19.13)

All personnel assigned to non-uniformed positions as their assignment will be provided with a $500 per year cleaning stipend. This stipend will be paid as an annual lump sum payment.

III. MISCELLANEOUS

A. Holidays (Article 30)
Premium holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. An employee who is required to work on a premium holiday will be paid at the rate of time and one-half for all regularly scheduled hours worked on the holiday plus either extra pay at straight time or compensatory time off for the regularly scheduled work day. Effective upon legislative approval, New Year's Day, Independence Day and Christmas Day will be celebrated on January I, July 4 and December 25 respectively.

B. Military Leave (Article 33.6)
A full time permanent employee who is a member of the armed forces of the State or any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States will be entitled to military leave with pay for required field training, provided such leave does not exceed three calendar weeks in a year, in addition to up to seven (7) days of military leave for weekend drills. Additionally, any such employee who is ordered to active duty as a result of an unscheduled emergency (natural disaster or civil disorder) will be entitled to military leave with pay not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days in a calendar year. During such leave the employee's position will be held, and the employee will be credited with such time for seniority purposes.

C. Out of State Travel (Article 33.8)
The current Standard State Travel Regulations will govern out-of-state travel except for meal reimbursements which will be:
Breakfast $ 6.00
Lunch $ 8.00
Dinner $ 18.00

D. Management of Occupational Stress (Article 33.10)
There will be a joint labor-management committee composed of two representatives designated by labor and two representatives designated by management. The committee will have authority to dispense funds allocated to the committee under the contract subject only to government purchasing regulations.

The committee will recommend to the Commissioner of Public Safety other measures it feels necessary to accomplish its goals of eliminating and/or reducing stress and enhancing or improving physical fitness among the officers.

The sum of$25,354 will be provided in each contract year for programs to eliminate and/or reduce stress and enhance or improve physical fitness among the officers.

Unexpended funds may be carried over from year to year; however, such funds will not carryover beyond the expiration of the contract.

E. Equipment Stipend (Article 33.12)
All employees will receive an annual stipend of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) for safety shoes and other equipment. The stipend will be paid on or about October 1st of each year.

Effective Pay Period Check Date
10101/2015 09/18/2015 -1010112015 10116/2015
10101/2016 09/30/2016 -10/1312016 10/28/2016
10/0112017 09/29/2017 -10/12/2017 10/2712017

F. Education Incentives (Article 39) Effective with the pay period that includes July 1, 2005, each full time permanent employee at the rank of trooper or higher will be eligible to receive a $500 lump sum payment upon submitting adequate documentation of having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in a job-related discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning.

IV. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

A. General Wage Increase
The general wage increase will be made centrally at the proper time.
Effective Increases Pay Period Check Date
07/01/2015 3% 06/26/2015 -07/09/2015 07/24/2015
06/24/2016 2% 06/24/2016 -07/07/2016 07/22/2016
12/23/2016 1% 12/23/2016 -01/05/2017 01/20/2017
06/23/2017 2% 06/23/2017 -07/06/2017 07121/2017
12/2212017 1% 12/22/2017 -01/04/2018 01/19/2018

B. Annual Increments
Annual Increments will be entered centrally at the proper time as follows:
Effective Pay Period Check Date
06/30/2015 06/26/2015 -07/09/2015 07/24/2015
12/30/2015 12/2512015 -01/07/2016 01/22/2016
06/30/2016 06/24/2016 -07/07/2016 07/22/2016
12/30/2016 12/23/2016 -01/05/2017 01/20/2017
06130/2017 06/23/2017 -07106/2017 07/21/2017
12/30/2017 12/22/2017 -01/04/2018 01/19/2018
06/30/2018 06/22/2018 -07/05/2018 07/20/2018

C. Meal Allowance
The meal allowance will be paid in the proper payroll cycle as it is incurred.


D. Night Shift Differential
The night shift differential will be paid in the proper payroll cycle as it is incurred.

E. Monthly Stipends
The hazardous duty, dog handler and resident trooper stipends will be paid in the proper payroll cycle.

F. Cleaning Stipend
Effective Date Check Date
07/01/2015 07/24/2015
07/01/2016 07/22/2016
07/01/2017 07/21/2017

G. Equipment Stipend

Effective Pay Period Check Date
10/01/2015 09/18/2015 -10/01/2015 10/16/2015
10/01/2016 09/30/2016 -10/13/2016 10/28/2016
10/01/2017 09/29/2017 -10/12/2017 10/27/2017

V. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Split Pay Period for General Wage Increase
General wage increase effective July 1,2015. The effective pay period is June 26,2015, through July 9,2015. Wages earned for June 26, 2015 through June 30, 2015 should be paid at the old rate. The wages earned for the period July 1, 2015 through July 9, 2015 should be paid at the new rate.

B. 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.

C. Annual Increments
Annual increments will be entered centrally at the proper time.

D. Meal Allowance
On the Timesheet Page:
Hours; Time Reporting Code XMLlA, Hours; Time Reporting Code XML2A, Hours; Time Reporting Code XML3A, Hours; Time Reporting Code XML4A.
If overtime, time and a half rate applies, use the following Time Reporting Codes: XM01A, XM02A, XM03A, XM04A.
On the Additional Pay Page: Hours; MLl, ML2, ML3, ML4.

E. Night Shift Differential
On the Timesheet Page:
Hours; Time Reporting Code XSHEF (Straight Time With FLSA) or Hours; XSHEN (Straight Time no FLSA) or XSHFF (Time and a Half).

On the Additional Pay Page: Hours; Earnings Code F31 or Hours; N31 or Hours; F32.

F. Tuition Reimbursement
All pre-approved tuition reimbursement requests must be submitted to the Comptroller's Office, Administrative Services Division, Tuition and Travel Unit, on a CO-101 form, Application for Tuition Reimbursement. A receipt of payment and a copy of grades for courses taken should be attached to the CO-101 form. Tuition reimbursement requests without proper backup documentation will be returned.

Note: Reimbursements cannot be made until the release of funding by the Office of Policy and Management. In the past, this funding was not made available to coincide with the implementation date of the contract provision. Please expect delays in reimbursements at the beginning of contract years.

G. Stipends
Hazardous Duty
On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XHDXA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Eamings Code HDA.
Resident Troopers

On the Timesheet Page:
Amount; Time Reporting Code XTRPA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code TRP.
Dog Handlers
On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XK9SA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code K9C.
Canine Care
On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XK9CH.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; K9H.
Cleaning

On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XCLNA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code CLN.
Equipment

On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XSHUA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code SHU.

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

I. Education Incentive
On the Timesheet Page: Amount, Time Reporting Code XMISA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount, Earnings Code MIS.

VI. GENERAL

Questions may be directed as follows:
Contract Interpretation: Agency Human Resources Officers;
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller,
Administrative Services Division,
(860) 702-3440;
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services Division,
(860) 702-3447;
Tuition Reimbursement: Office of the State Comptroller, Administrative Services Division
(860) 702-3334.

KEVIN LEMBO
STATE COMPTROLLER

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