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. 96-17

April 8, 1996

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention:Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business
Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Tuition & Conference Funds for Engineering and
Scientific (P-4) Bargaining Unit
  1. AUTHORITY

    The collective bargaining agreement ratified by the Legislature on March 8, 1996 between the State of Connecticut and the Engineering and Scientific (P-4) bargaining unit, for the period July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1997, includes the following provisions for reimbursement.

    All changes are effective 7/1/94, unless otherwise noted.

  2. ARTICLE 10 - TRAINING AND TUITION
  1. Section Two

    The State will allocate for training each contract year the following:

1994/1995 1995/1996 1996/1997
$ 55,000 $ 55,000 $ 55,000

The unspent funds will carry over from one contract year to the succeeding contract year(s). The fund will automatically expire on June 30, 1999.

Each eligible employee will be entitled to a maximum of $400 per year from this fund.

An employee may use the fund once in a two year period for an expenditure in excess of $400, but not greater than $800.

Use of this fund for less than $400 in any two year period does not provide any carry over credit.

Reimbursement will be consistent with Standard State Travel Regulations.

Agricultural Station employees eligible for expense reimbursement under Addendum Article 10, are not eligible to participate in the Workshop Conference Fund.

  1. Section Three

    The State will allocate for tuition reimbursement each contract year the following:

1994/1995 1995/1996 1996/1997
$ 110,000 $ 110,000 $ 110,000

There will be an unlimited carryover of unspent funds from one year to the next. An employee may be reimbursed up to $90 per credit for an undergraduate course, and $110 per credit for a graduate course.

No employee may be reimbursed for more than twelve (12) credits per contract year, unless they are attending a State Technical College, then the employee may be eligible for reimbursement up to eighteen (18) credits in each year if the academic calendar remains the same. 

  1. ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES FOR PAYMENTS

 

  1. TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENTS

Submit the following documentation to the "Special Services Unit", of the Office of the State Comptroller for approval.

A new Employee Voucher, CO-17XP, must be completed for the amount. Indicate on the CO-17XP, that this is a "TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT ", from 1994/1995 fiscal year. Note the year in red on the upper right hand corner.

The processing of the "TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT" is contingent upon the availability of funds.

  1. TUITION REIMBURSEMENTS

    Applications for tuition reimbursement for Summer 1994, Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Summer 1995, Fall 1995, and Spring 1996 should have been forwarded to the Comptroller's Business Office.

    If not sent already please submit on a new and separate Expenditure Batch List. Include copies of prior payments received, and if this applies: "Write in the upper right hand corner of the Batch Header (CO-19) 1994/1995."

    Please 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 each contract year.

  2. QUESTIONS

Questions regarding this memorandum may be directed to the following divisions in the Office of the State Comptroller:

Travel Only - Special Services Unit - 566-4043

Tuition Only - Business Office - 566-3689

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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