state of connecticut

MEMORANDUM NO. 97-14a

April 22, 1997

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Additional Information Concerning Certain Compensation Items for Maintenance and Service (NP-2) Bargaining Unit Employees - July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1999

  1. PURPOSE

    The purpose of this memorandum is to provide additional information concerning step adjustments, eligibility for lump sum bonus payments, premium pay for hazardous or unpleasant duty and payment dates for compensation items.

  2. AUTHORITY

    The collective bargaining agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Connecticut Employees Union Independent concerning the Maintenance and Service (NP-2) bargaining unit for the period July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1999 was ratified by the Legislature on April 7, 1997.

  3. PAYMENT DATES

    Following is a calendar of payments effected through the subject contract.

    1997 Calendar Year

    Check Date

    5/9/97 Lump Sum Bonus Payment
    5/9/97 General Wage Increase - prospective
    6/20/97 General Wage Increase - retroactive
    payment
    8/1/97 Step Adjustments
    8/1/97 Shoe Allowance
    8/1/97 Forty Hour Week Lump Sum Bonus
    12/19/97 Annual Increment-delayed from 7/97

    1998 Calendar Year

    Check Date

    1/16/98 General Wage Increase
    3/13/98 Shoe Allowance-employees hired after
    July 15, 1997, but before February 1,
    1998
    6/19/98 Annual Increment-delayed from 1/98
    7/31/98 Shoe Allowance
    12/18/98 Annual Increment-delayed from 7/98

    1999 Calendar Year

    Check Date

    1/29/99 General Wage Increase
    3/12/99 Shoe Allowance-employees hired after
    July 15, 1998, but before February 1,
    1999
    6/18/99 Annual Increment-delayed from 1/99

  4. ELIGIBILITY FOR LUMP SUM PAYMENTS

    A. Criteria for Payment

    The contract provisions of Article 20 Section One(a), Lump Sum Bonus Payments, apply to:

The employee's payroll record must be coded with Union Code 02 and Bargaining Unit Code 06.

B. Criteria for Non-Payment

The contract provisions of Article 20 Section One(a), Lump Sum Bonus Payments, do not apply to:

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY FOR 3% RETROACTIVE ADJUSTMENT ARTICLE 20 SECTION 1(b)

    Employees who are not on the active payroll April 7, 1997 (check date April 25, 1997), such as retirees, resignees, transfers to other bargaining units, are not eligible for the 3% retroactive payment.

  2. PREMIUM PAY - ARTICLE 19 SECTION 7(b)

    Premium pay for hazardous or unpleasant duty as specified by current regulations or Q-Items will continue. Premium pay for newly designated hazardous or unpleasant duty may be established at either one and one-half (1-1/2) or one and one-quarter (1-1/4) times the applicable hourly rate, depending on the degree of such hazard or unpleasantness, in relation to current regulation or Q-Item. Premium pay will be paid for all hours of such work or exposure.

  3. EIGHTH STEP

    The provisions of the contract section continuing the eighth step added to the salary schedule in 1987-1988 will sunset effective June 13, 1995, due to the implementation of the ten step salary plan pursuant to the Scope agreement.

  4. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

    The following payroll procedures were omitted from Memorandum No. 97-14.

    1. Step Adjustments

      1. Agencies with Automated Personnel System (APS) Interfaces

        Step adjustments will be entered centrally at the proper time.

      2. Agencies Not Participating in APS Interface

        Step adjustments should be processed at the proper time. Change the employee's Hourly Rate and Biweekly Salary on Screen 160. Change the employee's Salary Step on Screen 161.

    2. Temporary Night Shift Differential (DOT Only)

      1. On-line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount (Shift Differential Rate); Hours; D/OE 11; Major/Minor 108.

      2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.

    3. Premium Pay for Hazardous or Unpleasant Duty

      1. On-line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount (Special Calculated Rate); Hours; D/OE 19; Major/Minor 117.

      2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.

  5. GENERAL

    Questions may be directed as follows:

    Contract Interpretation: Agency Personnel Officer;

    Payroll Procedures: Payroll Services Division,

    (860) 702-3463;

    Remote Job Entry: Payroll Services Division,

    (860) 702-3462;

    Memorandum Interpretation: Policy Evaluation & Review,

    (860) 702-3436.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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