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MEMORANDUM NO. 99-48

November 30, 1999

TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES 

Attention: Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers
Subject: Y2K Overtime Cap for Engineering and Scientific (P-4) Exempt Employees

 I. AUTHORITY

A waiver granted by the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Labor Relations, under the provisions of the P-4 contract, Article 17, Section Three (2)(b).

II. ARTICLE 17 OVERTIME

Section three. Exempt Employees. (2)(b) In situations other than declared State or national emergencies and where the granting of compensatory time off would create a hardship to an Agency, payment at straight time may be granted with approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or designee.

The subject of overtime due to Y2K staffing was discussed with the Connecticut State Employees Association (CSEA). A blanket waiver of the overtime cap for Data Processing personnel, who are working on Y2K projects during the critical period from December 31, 1999 through January 1, 2000, has been issued.

The overtime cap is lifted specifically for those exempt employees within the data processing classes who are covered under the provisions of the P-4 contract. The overtime is to be paid at straight time.

III. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Calculate Overtime Hours

Calculate the overtime hours for exempt employees in P-4 Bargaining Unit.

B. Entering Straight Time Overtime

1. On-Line: Screen 047 or 190; Regular Hours (Enter all zeros);
O/T Code 1; O/T Hours (Enter hours calculated); O/T Rate;
D/OE Code 14; Major/Minor 107.
2. Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; Same as above.

These payments are subject to mandatory deductions; i.e., federal withholding and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions, and garnishments (if applicable).

IV. GENERAL

Questions may be directed as follows:

Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services, (860) 702-3463;

Remote Job Entry: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services, (860) 702-3462;

Contract Interpretation: Agency Personnel Officers;

Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller, Policy Services, (860) 702-3440.

 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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