STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775
MEMORANDUM NO. 2004-28
June 24, 2004
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|Attention:||Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers|
|Subject:||Bi-Weekly Salary Increases, Annual Increments, Lump Sum Payments, and Other Provisions for Protective Services (NP-5) Bargaining Unit Employees - July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2008|
The collective bargaining agreement between the State of Connecticut and the Protective Services (NP-5) bargaining unit for the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2008, effective on July 1, 2004.
II. COMPENSATION (Article 20)
A. General Wage Increases (Article 20.1)
The following wage increases will be effective:
The pay schedules effective June 27, 2003 will remain in effect during 2004-2005.
|June 24, 2005||3.0% of Base Salary|
|June 23, 2006||3.0% of Base Salary|
|June 22, 2007||3.0% of Base Salary|
B. Annual Increments and Lump Sum Payments (Article 20.2)
C. Longevity (Article 20.3)
Employees will continue to be eligible for longevity payments for the life of the contract in accordance with existing practice. The longevity schedule remains unchanged.
D. Clothing and Accessories (Article 20.6)
On or about September 1 of each contract year, each employee in the bargaining unit will receive $90 for the purchase of appropriate shoes. Effective July 1, 2007, the shoe allowance will be increased to $100.
E. Annual Skill Premium (EMT's) (Article 20.13)
F. Instructional Stipend (Article 20.23)
Effective July 1, 2004, a $200 instructional stipend will be paid to Field Training Officers, Firearms Instructors, and Paramedic Preceptors. This payment will be made on or about October 1 of each contract year.
III. SHIFT AND WEEKEND DIFFERENTIAL (Article 36)
A. The shift differential will be $ .65 per hour.
IV. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES
A. General Wage Increases
The general wage increase will be made centrally at the proper time.
Agency staff must review the Salary Change Mass Update by Plan/Pay Group Report and the Inactive and Transferred Employees Report.
|06/24/05||3.0%||06/24/05 - 07/07/05||07/22/05|
|06/23/06||3.0%||06/23/06 - 07/06/06||07/21/06|
|06/22/07||3.0%||06/22/07 - 07/05/07||07/20/07|
B. Annual Increments and Lump Sum Payments
Annual increments will be entered centrally at the proper time as follows:
|Effective||Payable||Pay Period||Check Date|
|July 2005||January 2006||12/23/05 - 01/05/06||01/20/06|
|January 2006||July 2006||06/23/06 - 07/06/06||07/21/06|
|July 2006||October 2006||09/29/06 - 10/12/06||10/27/06|
|January 2007||April 2007||03/30/07 - 04/12/07||04/27/07|
|July 2007||July 2007||06/22/07 - 07/05/07||07/20/07|
|January 2008||January 2008||12/21/07 - 01/03/08||01/18/08|
The agency must process lump sum payments manually and follow the effective dates and pay periods of annual increments.
Separate memoranda will be issued at the proper time for the payment of longevity.
D. Shoe Allowance
|Effective Date||Pay Period||Check Date|
|September 1, 2004||08/20/04 - 09/02/04||09/17/04|
|September 1, 2005||08/19/05 - 09/01/05||09/16/05|
|September 1, 2006||09/01/06 - 09/14/06||09/29/06|
|September 1, 2007||08/31/07 - 09/13/07||09/28/07|
E. Annual Skill Premium (EMTs)
|Effective Date||Pay Period||Check Date|
October 1, 2004
|10/01/04 - 10/14/04||10/29/04|
|October 1, 2005||09/30/05 - 10/13/05||10/28/05|
|October 1, 2006||09/29/06 - 10/12/06||10/27/06|
|October 1, 2007||09/28/07 - 10/11/07||10/26/07|
Paramedic (EMT-P) annual skill premium is paid in quarterly installments.
V. PAYROLL PROCEDURES
A. Implementation of General Wage Increases
New pay plans will be implemented centrally with the new hourly rate and bi-weekly salary effective with the pay period at the proper time.
B. Payment of Lump Sum - (Maximum Step)
Amount; Time Reporting Code XMISA or Earnings Code MPS.
These lump sum payments are subject to mandatory deductions; i.e., federal withholding and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions, and garnishments (if applicable).
C. Shoe Allowance
Amount; Earnings Code SHU or Time Reporting Code XSHUA.
D. Skill Premium (EMTs)
Amount; Earnings Code SKP or Time Reporting Code XKPA.
E. Shift Differential
Amount; Earnings Code SD1; Account 50180 or Hours; Shift 1; Account 50180.
*Note: The above coding for shift differential is an example. Agencies must use the appropriate earnings code or shift depending on when the hours were worked.
Questions may be directed as follows:
Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3463;
Contract Interpretation: Agency Personnel Officers;
Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller, Fiscal Policy Division, (860) 702-3440.
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