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. 97-29

MAY 29, 1997

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION:Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
SUBJECT: Adjustments to the 1995-1999 Contract for the Administrative and Residual P-5 Bargaining Unit
  1. AUTHORITY

    The Supplemental Understanding ratified between the State of Connecticut and the subject P-5 bargaining unit on May 21, 1997, includes provisions for general wage increases, seventh step bonus increases and a lump sum payment settlement.

  1. Wage Reopener for 1995-1999:

Increase Effective Date
2% of Base Salary April 1, 1997 - Retro
2% of Base Salary January 1, 1998
2% of Base Salary January 1, 1999
  1. Maximum Seventh Step Bonus:

    Effective July 1, 1997, and effective for all bonus payments thereafter, the Seventh Step Bonus Chart will be amended to reflect a $35.00 increase at all payment levels.

    Effective July 1, 1998, and effective for all bonus payments thereafter, the Seventh Step Bonus Chart will be amended to reflect an increase from $35.00 to $40.00 at all payment levels.

  2. Lump Sum Payment:

    Effective immediately, members of the Administrative and Residual ( P-5) Bargaining Unit who were denied the $300 lump sum payment and who have been determined by the Office of Labor Relations and the Administrative & Residual Bargaining Unit to have been eligible to receive the $300 lump sum payment, will receive payment for this lump sum.

  1. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES
  1. Retroactive Payments:

    For the pay period April 1 through May 22, 1997 agency staff must calculate and process the retroactive 2% general wage increase manually for check date June 20, 1997. Checks dated June 20, 1997 should reflect updated additional compensation; e.g., shift differentials, overtime, etc.

  2. General Wage Increase:

Salary Increases Pay Period Check Date
2.0% of Base Salary 5/23/97-6/5/97 6/20/97
2.0% of Base Salary 12/19/97-1/1/98 1/16/98
2.0% of Base Salary 1/1/99-1/14/99 1/29/99
  1. Maximum Seventh Step Bonus Payment:

    Effective July 1, 1997, the Seventh Step Bonus* increases by $35.00 at every level.

Pay Period Check Date
9/26/97-10/9/97 10/24/97
3/27/98- 4/9/98 4/24/98
Effective July 1, 1998, the Seventh Step Bonus* increases by an additional $5.00 ($40.00) at every level.
Pay Period Check Date
9/25/98-10/8/98 10/23/98
3/26/99- 4/8/99 4/23/99

* Employees at the maximum step of the salary schedule as of the annual increment effective dates will receive the maximum bonus payments when the annual increment would have applied. Refer to Comptroller's Memorandums 95-27 and 95-35 for additional information.

  1. $300.00 LUMP SUM GRIEVANCE SETTLEMENT

    Effective immediately, any P-5 employee who was denied the $300.00 lump sum payment at the time it was paid, and has been determined eligible, is now entitled to receive payment.

Pay Period Check Date
5/23/97-6/5/97 6/20/97
Agencies should have a record of those employees who are now eligible to receive payment. The Office of Labor Relations will be notifying agencies of the employees entitled to receive payment.
  1. PAYROLL PROCEDURES
  1. Wage Payment of Retroactive General Increase

    Agencies must manually calculate and process the retro payment effective April 1 through May 22, 1997 (payable pay period May 23 through June 5, 1997, check date June 20, 1997).

  1. On-Line: Screen 381-382, R1, Amount, D/OE 10.
  2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction, Same as above.
  1. Implementation of General Wage Increase:

    Agencies with Automated Personnel System (APS) Interfaces

    New pay plans will be implemented centrally with the new hourly rate and bi-weekly salary effective with the pay period May 23 through June 5, 1997 (check date June 20, 1997).

    Agency payroll staff must ensure that the employee's master file (rate of pay and bi-weekly salary amount)is properly encoded. APS will provide employee's hourly rate and new bi-weekly salary.

    All Other Agencies

    For the pay period May 23 through June 5, 1997 (check date June 20, 1997) the salary and hourly rate must be manually input on screen 160. Change normal salary and hourly rate to the salary and hourly rate from the new pay plan issued by the Department of Administrative Services.

    Entering New Salary Amounts on Bi-weekly Payroll

  1. On-Line: Screen 160; Change hourly rate and salary.
  2. Remote Job Entry: RA/NA transaction; Same as above.
  1. Payment of Seventh Step Bonus
  1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; D/OE Code 18.
  2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.
  1. Payment of Lump Sum $300

    The lump sum payment will be entered by the appropriate agencies effective with the pay period May 23 through June 5, 1997 (check date June 20, 1997) using D/OE 21 Miscellaneous Earnings and Major-Minor 01-010. The agency payroll staff must review the Employee's Masterfile to ensure an employees eligibility for the lump sum.

  2. HOURS OF WORK INCREASE
    Unless otherwise notified from this office, effective July 1, 1997, the standard work week for Administrative and Residual (P-5) bargaining unit employees will increase by 1 hour and fifteen minutes (1:15) to thirty eight hours and 45 minutes (38:45). Instructions for this increase are provided in Comptroller's Memorandum No. 95-35.
  3. GENERAL

    Questions may be directed as follows:

    Payroll Procedures: Payroll Services (860) 702-3463

    Memorandum Interpretation: Policy Evaluation and Review (860) 702-3434

    Contract Interpretation: Agency Personnel Office

Nancy Wyman
State Comptroller

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