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. 2000-31

July 7, 2000

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Change in Definition of Service in Time of War

I. AUTHORITY

Public Act 00-131, effective October 1, 2000, makes additions to the definition of service in time of war in Section 27-103 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

II. IMPACT

The following time should be included when determining an employee's eligibility for longevity payments:
 
Wartime service includes active duty for service in the demilitarized zone in South Korea after February 1, 1955; in Somalia after December 2, 1992; and in Bosnia after December 20, 1995.

III. AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY

Agencies should review their determination of each employee's service time basis for longevity eligibility, ensuring inclusion of eligible war service periods as modified by Public Act 00-131, for all longevity payments made after October 1, 2000. This includes the longevity payment that will be paid check date October 20, 2000.

IV. QUESTIONS

Please direct your questions concerning this memorandum as follows:
 
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller,
Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440.

 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

NW:CH

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