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. 97-31

June 6, 1997

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

ATTENTION:Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
SUBJECT: Salary Increases and other Compensation Items, P-1 and NP-6 Health Care Bargaining Unit Employees July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2001
  1. AUTHORITY

    The collective bargaining agreement between the State of Connecticut and the subject Professional and Paraprofessional Health Care bargaining units for the period July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2001, ratified by the Legislature on June 2, 1997.

  2. COMPENSATION PROVISIONS

    1. General Wage Increases Effective Date
      2.0% of Base Salary January 1, 1998
      2.0% of Base Salary January 15, 1999
      2.0% of Base Salary January 14, 2000
      3.5% of Base Salary July 1, 2000

    2. Annual Increments

      Annual increments will be paid in either January or July of each year of the agreement, in accordance with existing practice.

    3. In Charge Pay {Article 9.6(d)} - (No Change)

      For those eligible, effective July 1, 1995, the amount increased to $10.00 for each full shift worked in the capacity of "In Charge" in either the NP-6 or P-1 bargaining unit.

    4. Standby Pay {Article 9.8(b)} - (No Change)

      Staff other than physicians who are assigned to be readily available to return to work or perform other work as required by the agency's standby program shall be paid, for such standby assignment, according to the following schedule:

      1. 16 hour shift, beginning on day other than holiday or Saturday/Sunday $20.00
      2. 24 hour shift, beginning on Saturday or Sunday 30.00
      3.24 hour shift, beginning on State-observed holiday other than (4) below 30.00
      4. 24 hour shift, beginning on January 1, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or December 25 60.00

    5. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals (Article 9.9) - (No Change)

      Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals (QMRP) who are below the salary group of the class of Qualified Mental Retardation Professional and who have QMRP responsibilities for a caseload of fifteen (15) or more clients for the previous year will receive a yearly $1,000 stipend lump sum payment. Such payment will be prorated in the event that the employee did not meet the above criteria for a full year.

    6. Night Duty Payment for Physicians in Certain Departments (Article 9.10) - (Change)

      Physicians payment for night duty will increase as follows:

      DepartmentPayment as
      of 7/1/98
      Payment as
      of 7/1/2000
      Mental Health and Addiction Services $ 447.00 $ 491.00
      Mental Retardation 399.00 439.00
      Children & Families 283.00 312.00
      Correction 283.00 312.00
    7. Veterinarians (Article 9.11) - (No Change)

      Each veterinarian will receive a $30.00 safety shoe allowance. The laundry allowance will continue at $ .75 cents per day actually worked.

    8. Recruitment and Retention Bonus for Registered Nurses {Article 9.12(a)} - (No Change)

      Each Registered Nurse permanently assigned to the second or third shift will receive a yearly bonus of $2,250 payable bi-weekly.

    9. Recruitment and Retention Bonus for Licensed Practical Nurses (Article 9.13) - (No Change)

      Each Licensed Practical Nurse permanently assigned to the second or third shift will receive a yearly bonus of $500 payable bi-weekly.

    10. Uniform Allowance (Article 9.14) - (No Change)

      Employees required to wear uniforms not provided by the Employer will receive a $100 annual uniform allowance. Payment will be made on or about July 15 of each year.

    11. P-1 Annual Bonus Payments {Article 9.15(c)} (No Change)

      Physicians, who on October 1 of each year are Board Certified in their area of practice, will receive a $1,000 bonus.

    P-1 Annual Bonus Payments {Article 9.15(d)} - (New)

    Effective October 1, 1997, all physicians employed by the Department of Children and Families, who are Board Certified as Child Psychiatrist, will receive a $1,000 bonus.

    1. EMT Stipend (Article 9.17) - (No Change)

      Emergency Medical Technicians who are regularly assigned EMT duties will receive a $400 yearly stipend.

    2. Hours of Work, Work Schedules and Overtime (Article 13)

      Contract language concerning hours of work, work schedule and overtime remains unchanged.

    3. Shift Assignments and Differentials

      Shift Differential (Article 19.1) - (Change)

      Employees who start shifts on or after 1:00 p.m. will receive shift differential.

      Weekend Differential (Article 19.2) - (Change)

      A weekend is defined as the 48-hour period beginning at 11:00 p.m. Friday and ending at 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Weekend differential will be paid for all hours when the majority of the shift hours fall on the weekend.

      Eligibility for Shift and Weekend Differential (Article 19.4.2) (No Change)

      Effective July 1, 1994, employees in the State Health Department Laboratory in the classifications of Chemist 2, Principal Chemist and Supervisory Chemist are eligible for Shift and Weekend Differential.

    4. Vacation and Personal Leave (Article 20.2) - (New Language)

      Personal leave accrual and use for employees on a 35 + 5 or a 40 hour schedule will be accrued and used based on 8 hour days.

    5. Sick Leave (Article 22.13) - (New Language)

      Notwithstanding any other provision of this contract employees who work a 35 + 5 schedule or who work a 40 hour schedule will accrue sick leave at a rate of 10 hours per month and will be paid sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per day of sick leave use.

    6. Meals (Article 40.1)

       

      1. The rates charged to employees for meals are unchanged.

      Breakfast $ 3.00
      Lunch 5.00
      Dinner 5.00
      1. The State expressly reserves the right to provide or not to provide meals to any employee who is not in "loco parentis" status and to terminate such services with sixty (60) days notice.
    7. Housing (Article 40.2) - (New Language)

      The State will have the right to establish rental rates for employees in State-owned housing. Rental rates will be based on appraisals conducted by or for the State which will establish fair market values for the property.

    8. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES

      1. Bi-Weekly Salary Payments
      General Wage Increase Pay Period Check Date
      2.0% of Base Salary12/19/97 - 01/01/98 01/16/98
      2.0% of Base Salary01/15/99 - 01/28/9902/11/99
      2.0% of Base Salary 01/14/00 - 01/27/00 02/10/00
      3.5% of Base Salary06/30/00 - 07/13/00 07/28/00

      1. Annual Increments

      Annual Increment Pay Period Check Date
      07/01/97 06/20/97 - 07/03/97 07/18/97
      01/01/98 12/19/97 - 01/01/98 01/16/98
      07/01/98 06/19/98 - 07/02/98 07/17/98
      01/01/99 01/01/99 - 01/14/99 01/29/99
      07/01/99 06/18/99 - 07/01/99 07/16/99
      01/01/00 12/31/99 - 01/13/00 01/28/00
      07/01/00 06/30/00 - 07/13/00 07/28/00
      01/01/01 12/29/00 - 01/11/01 01/26/01
      1. QMRP Stipend
      Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
      07/01/97 06/20/97 - 07/03/97 07/18/97
      07/01/98 06/19/98 - 07/02/98 07/17/98
      07/01/99 06/18/99 - 07/01/99 07/16/99
      07/01/00 06/30/00 - 07/13/00 07/28/00
      1. Shoe Allowance
      Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
      07/01/97 06/20/97 - 07/03/97 07/18/97
      07/01/98 06/19/98 - 07/02/98 07/17/98
      07/01/99 06/18/99 - 07/01/99 07/16/99
      07/01/00 06/30/00 - 07/13/00 07/28/00
      1. Uniform Allowance
      Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
      July 1997 07/04/97 - 07/17/97 08/01/97
      July 1998 07/03/98 - 07/16/98 07/31/98
      July 1999 07/02/99 - 07/15/99 07/30/99
      July 2000 07/14/00 - 07/27/00 08/11/00
      1. Annual Bonus Payments
      Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
      10/01/97 09/26/97 - 10/09/97 10/24/97
      10/01/98 09/25/98 - 10/08/98 10/23/98
      10/01/99 09/24/99 - 10/07/99 10/22/99
      10/01/00 09/22/00 - 10/05/00 10/20/00
      1. EMT Payment
      Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
      07/01/97 06/20/97 - 07/03/97 07/18/97
      07/01/98 06/19/98 - 07/02/98 07/17/98
      07/01/99 06/18/99 - 07/01/99 07/16/99
      07/01/00 06/30/00 - 07/13/00 07/28/00

    9. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

      1. Entering New Salary Amounts on Bi-Weekly Payroll

        1. On-Line: Screen 160; Change Rate and Salary.

        2. Remote Job Entry: RA/NA Transaction; Same as above.

      2. Split Pay Periods for General Wage Increases

        General Wage Increase effective January 1, 1998.

        The effective pay period is 12/19/97 - 1/1/98.

        The wages earned for the period December 19, 1997 through December 31, 1997 should be paid at the old rate.

        The wages earned for the period January 1, 1998 should be paid at the new rate, effective January 1, 1998.

        General Wage Increase effective July 1, 2000.

        The effective pay period is 6/30/00 - 7/13/00.

        The wages earned for the period June 30, 2000 should be paid at the old rate.

        The wages earned for the period July 1, 2000 through July 13, 2000 should be paid at the new rate, effective July 1, 2000.

      3. Annual Increments

        1. Agencies with Automated Personnel System (APS) Interfaces

          Annual increments will be entered centrally at the proper time as shown in Section II.B.

        2. Agencies Not Participating in APS Interface

          Annual increments should be processed at the proper time as shown in Section II.B. Change the employee's Hourly Rate and Bi-Weekly Salary on Screen 160. Change the employee's Salary Step on Screen 161.

      4. QMRP Stipend

        1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; DOE Code 18.

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

      5. Night Duty Payment

        1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; DOE Code 21.

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

      6. Shoe Allowance

        1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; DOE Code 1E.

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

      7. Uniform Allowance

        1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; DOE Code 1H.

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

      8. Bonus Payments

      Refer to the Other Earnings Coding Instructions section of the Comptroller's Statewide Payroll System Manual.

      1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; DOE Code 18.

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

      1. EMT Payment

      1. On-Line: Screen 381-382; R1; Amount; DOE Code 18.

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

    1. GENERAL

    Questions may be directed as follows:

    Salary Schedules: DAS-Personnel Division, (860) 566-8275;

    Contract Interpretation: Agency Personnel Officer;

    Payroll Procedures: 

    On-Line: Payroll Services Division,
    (860) 702-3463;
    Remote Job Entry: Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3462;

    Memorandum Interpretation: Policy Evaluation and Review Division, (860) 702-3436.

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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