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MEMORANDUM NO. 99-33

June 30, 1999

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES

 

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Collective Bargaining Agreements Expiring On or After June 30, 1999 Without a New Agreement

I. AUTHORITY

Connecticut General Statute, Section 5-278a, "Certain provisions of collective bargaining agreement to remain in effect", prescribes "In the event an agreement expires before a new agreement has been approved by the employee organization, the employer representative and the legislature, the provisions of the expired agreement concerning (1) Salary, excluding annual increments; (2) Differentials; (3) Overtime; (4) Longevity; and (5) Allowances for uniforms, which were implemented pursuant to approval by the legislature in accordance with Section 5-278, shall remain in effect until such time as a new agreement is reached and approved in accordance with Section 5-278".

II. ANNUAL INCREMENTS, MERIT INCREASES AND LUMP SUM PAYMENTS

In accordance with the above statute, annual increments, merit increases and lump sum payments at maximum in lieu of an annual increment are not to be paid to employees whose collective bargaining agreements have expired.

III. APPLICATION OF SECTION 5-278A TO CONTRACTS WHICH EXPIRE ON AND AFTER JUNE 30, 1999

A. Contracts Impacted:
NP-1 State Police
NP-2 Maintenance and Service
NP-5 Protective Services
P-5 Administrative and Residual
Vocational Technical Administrators
Vocational Technical Instructors
JN-7 Judicial Employees
JP-6 Judicial Professionals
 
B. Application:
 
No new dollars will be allocated to the above contracts for the 1999-2000 contract year. The following types of funds are included:
 
Tuition Reimbursement Conference and Workshop Funds
Career Mobility Quality of Work Life Funds and Other Special Funds
Recruitment and Retention Education Funds Professional Development 

IV. NON-LAPSING SPECIAL FUND DOLLARS

Non-lapsing dollars that have been carried forward and not expended as of June 30, 1999 may continue should an extension of the existing contract be agreed to. In this event, such unexpended dollars may be utilized for the purposes for which intended. The Office of Policy and Management, Office of Labor Relations will provide additional information on this issue.

IV. QUESTIONS

Questions may be directed to the Comptroller's Policy Services Division at 702-3440.
NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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