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

INTERDEPARTMENTAL MEMORANDUM

April 7, 2000

To: The Honorable Theodore Sergi, Commissioner
Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Subject: Contract Provisions - Local 61, American Federation of School
Administrators, AFL-CIO, Administrators of Connecticut
Vocational-Technical Schools

I. AUTHORITY

The recently approved Agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Local 61, American Federation of School Administrators, bargaining unit provides for the following:

A. General Wage Increases (Article 35.1)

General wage increases will be paid in accordance with the salary schedules of Appendix B of the contract on the following effective dates: December 31, 1999; November 3, 2000; June 29, 2001; and November 1, 2002.

B. Annual Increments (Article 29)

Eligible employees will receive annual increments on the applicable salary schedule during the term of the agreement.

C. Longevity (Article 29.4)

Employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments for the life of the contract. The longevity schedule remains unchanged.

D. Stipends (Article 29.3)

An annual stipend is to be paid to directors of schools with a full-time secondary day enrollment of 600 as of October 1 of the school year effective as follows:
 
Effective Date Amount
Conclusion of School Year $ 1,000

E. Travel Reimbursements (Article 29.5)

Administrators will be eligible for mile and meal reimbursement at the same rates as are established for managerial employees by the Department of Administrative Services/Office of Policy and Management.

F. Professional Development (Article 31.7)

Section Two of Article 31 provides for tuition reimbursement up to nine credits per school year (July to June) at a reimbursement rate tied to the University of Connecticut rate. Approved, short-term, non-credit courses may be reimbursed up to $550.
 
Section Four of Article 31 provides that the Department will allocate $10,000 each contract year to be used by the Directors or their designated Assistant Directors to attend national conventions.
 
The fund for the purpose of making payments pursuant to sections Two and Four of Article 31 will consist of the amount remaining in the unexpended carryover from the 1993-1999 collective bargaining agreement. During the life of the contract, $10,000 a year will be added to the fund. There will be unlimited carryover of unused funds from one contract year to the succeeding contract years.

II. RETROACTIVE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

For the pay period April 7, 2000 through April 20, 2000 (check date May 5, 2000) agency payroll staff must calculate and process the following payments manually.
 
A. Retroactive Salary Increases
 
Period Covered   Check Date
12/31/99 - 04/20/00   05/05/00
 
B. Retroactive Annual Increments
 
Effective Date Period Covered Check Date
July 2, 1999 - 07/02/99 - 04/20/00 05/05/00

III. PAYMENT SCHEDULE

A. General Wage Increases
 
Pay Period   Check Date
11/03/00 - 11/16/00   12/01/00
06/29/01 - 07/12/01   07/27/01
11/01/02 - 11/14/02   11/29/02
 
B. Annual Increments
 
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
June 30, 2000 06/30/00 - 07/13/00 07/28/00
June 29, 2001 06/29/01 - 07/12/01 07/27/01
June 28, 2002 06/28/02 - 07/11/02 07/26/02
 
C. Stipends
 
Effective Date Pay Period Check Date
June 1, 2000 05/19/00 - 06/01/00 06/16/00
June 14, 2001 06/01/01 - 06/14/01 06/29/01
June 13, 2002 05/31/02 - 06/13/02 06/28/02
June 12, 2003- 05/30/03 - 06/12/03 06/27/03

IV. PAYROLL PROCEDURES

A. Retroactive Salary Payments
 
Agency payroll staff must manually calculate the retroactive General Wage Increase and Annual Increment owed to each employee. The combined payment is to be coded in one transaction as follows:
 
Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; R1; Amount; D/OE Code 10.
 
Payments will be separately identified and subject to mandatory deductions only, i.e., federal withholding tax and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions, and garnishments (if applicable).
 
B. Implementation of General Wage Increases and Annual Increments
 
Agency payroll staff must change the hourly rate, salary and salary step fields on the appropriate pay period.
 
General Wage Increase:
 
Remote Job Entry: RA/NA Transaction; Change Hourly Rate and Salary.
 
Annual Increments:
 
Remote Job Entry: RA/NA Transaction; Change Hourly Rate, Salary and Salary Step.
 
C. Stipends
 
Remote Job Entry: ZT Transaction; R1; Amount; D/OE Code 18.
 
D. Tuition Reimbursement
 
Applications for tuition reimbursement should be forwarded to the Comptroller's Business Office. Payments will be made once funding is available.

V. GENERAL

Please share this information with affected satellite divisions of your Department to ensure all payments are implemented in a timely manner.
 
You may direct requests for assistance as follows:
 
Payroll Procedures:   Office of the State Comptroller
Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3462
Tuition Reimbursement: Office of the State Comptroller
Management Services Division, (860) 702-3327
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller
Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440.

 

 

NANCY WYMAN
STATE COMPTROLLER

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