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COMPTROLLER'S MEMORANDUM NO. 98-18

April 28, 1998

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and
Payroll and Personnel Officers.
Subject: P-4 Contract: Annual Skill Premium for EMT's and Other
Payroll Provisions

I. ANNUAL SKILL PREMIUM FOR EMT'S

A. Authority
Article 41, Section Two of the Agreement between the State and the Engineering, Scientific and Technical (P-4) Bargaining Unit provides that each employee who is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) shall be paid $400, payable on or about December 1 of each contract year. 

B. Scheduled Payment Dates

Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
December 1, 1997* 05/08/98 - 05/21/98 06/05/98
December 1, 1998 11/06/98 - 11/19/98 12/04/98
December 1, 1999 11/05/99 - 11/18/99 12/03/99
December 1, 2000 11/03/00 - 11/16/00 12/01/00

*Agencies should have already paid the December 1, 1997 EMT stipend. If these payments were not paid, please process these payments during the pay period 5/8 - 5/21/98, check date 6/5/98.

II. OTHER PAYROLL PROVISIONS
Article 16 of the Agreement also contains several other payroll provisions. Please refer to the P-4 contract for eligibility requirements and specific details. 

A. Shift Differential (Article 16, Section Two)
The shift differential will be sixty-five ($ .65) cents per hour. 

B. Weekend Differential (Article 16, Section Three)
The weekend differential will be forty ($ .40) cents per hour. 

C. Standby (Article 16, Section Five)
The standby or on-call status will be $16, $24 or $54. See contract for specific details.

III. PAYROLL PROCEDURES  

A. EMT Payment  

  1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; R1; Amount; DOE Code 24. 
  2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above. 

B. Shift Differential  

  1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; R1; Amount (shift differential rate); Hours;
    DOE 11; Major/Minor 108. 
  2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above. 

C. Standby 

  1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; R1; Amount; D/OE Code 22. 
  2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above. 

IV. GENERAL
Questions may be directed as follows:

Contract Interpretation: Agency Personnel Officer;

Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller, Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440.

 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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