STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
MEMORANDUM NO. 2001-58
October 5, 2001
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|Attention:||Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers|
|Subject:||Performance Assessment and Recognition System (PARS) Payments|
Effective December 28, 2001 there will be a wage increase available to all managers who meet the criteria. Additionally, in accordance with the Department of Administrative Services Memorandum dated October 1, 2001 issued by Alan Mazzola, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Human Resources, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Performance Assessment and Recognition System (PARS) bonuses are effective with the pay period beginning December 28, 2001 (check date January 25, 2002).
NOTE: Be sure that Durational Project Manager and Customer Services Program Developer positions filled from outside the classified service and Executive Assistants are NOT counted or paid PARS increases.
I. INCREASES TO BE BUILT INTO SALARIES
Approved increases may be built into salaries for:
1. Managerial personnel whose salary is below position rate in agencies participating in the PARS program.
|Meets All Expectations||3.0%|
|Needs Improvement (1st time)||1.5%|
|Needs Improvement (2nd time)||-0-|
2. A manager at the maximum of his/her salary group will be eligible for a lump sum payment of 3.0% for performance rated as "Meets or Exceeds Expectations". A performance recognition award may be added to this amount for exceptional performance.
3. Managers on the MP and MD Pay Schedules in agencies which have not participated in the PARS program may be eligible for annual increases of 3.0% up to the position rate/maximum of their salary. This increase applies up to position rate for "good" performance. Lump sum payments are not available to managers in non-participating agencies.
II. PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION AWARD BONUS PAYMENTS
A. Detailed guidelines contained in the Department of Administrative Services Memorandum, dated October 1, 2001, include the following requirements for performance bonuses only available to participating PARS managers:
The same expenditure coding should be used for a bonus payment as that charged for the employee's regular salary.
III. PAYROLL PROCEDURES
The PARS payments must be entered manually at the proper time as follows:
A. Payment of Built-In Increases
B. Lump Sum Payment for Managers at Maximum of Salary Group
Lump sum payments are subject to mandatory deduction; i.e., federal withholding tax and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions and (if applicable) garnishments.
C. Payment of Bonuses
Bonus payments are subject to mandatory deductions; i.e., federal withholding tax and state income tax computed at a flat rate of 27.5% and 4.5% respectively, social security tax, retirement contributions and (if applicable) garnishments.
The bonus payment on the bi-weekly payroll will be separately identified as "Merit Bonus".
Questions may be directed to:
Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Human Resources,
PARS Coordinator, (860) 713-5192;
|Payroll Procedures -||Office of the State Comptroller|
|On-Line:||Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;|
|Remote Job Entry:||Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3451;|
|Memorandum Interpretation -||Office of the State Comptroller|
Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440.
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