June 18, 2015
||The Honorable Dora B. Schriro,
||Department of Emergency Services and
||1111 Country Club Road Middletown,
||Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||State Police (NP-l) Collective Bargaining
Unit Contract July 1,2015 through June 30, 2018
The contract between the State of Connecticut and the Cormecticut State
Police Union NP-I bargaining unit for the period July 1,2015 through June 30,
2018, which was approved by the General Assembly on May 4,2015 pursuant to CGS
A. General Wages (Article 19.1)
- Effective July 1,2015, all employees will receive a three percent (3%)
Effective with the pay period that includes July I, 2016, all employees will
receive a two percent (2%) salary increase.
Effective with the pay period that includes January I, 2017, all employees
will receive a one percent (1%) salary increase.
Effective with the pay period that includes July 1,2017, all employees will
receive a two percent (2%) salary increase.
Effective with the pay period that includes January 1,2018, all employees
will receive a one percent (I%) salary increase.
|June 24, 2016
|June 23, 2017
|December 22, 2017
Pay Plan Adjustment
Effective July 1,2015 a new SP-1 pay plan will be established with ten (10)
and the following provisions will apply:
1. The movement from the current pay plan in effect between the parties under the
terns of the July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 contract to the new pay plan to in
effect between the parties commencing July 1,2015 will be achieved by deleting
the current step 8 of the 2012-2015 agreement.
2. Steps 1 to 7 of the pay plan will remain in place in accordance with existing
3. Step 9 of the 2012-2015 agreement will be designated the new step 8 of the
2015-2018 collective bargaining agreement.
4. Step 10 of the 2015-2015 agreement will be designated the new step 9 of the
2015 collective bargaining agreement.
5. Step 11 of the 2015-2015 agreement will be designated the new step 10 of the
2015 collective bargaining agreement.
6. Effective July 1, 2015 employees at step 8 of the June 30, 2014 SP-1 pay plan
will be moved to the new rate of$67,219. On their next increment date they will
move in accordance with existing practice to the new step 9.
B. Annual Increments (Article 19.1)
- Employees will receive annual increments
on time in accordance with past practice.
|June 30, 2015
|June 30, 2016
|June 30, 2017
|December 30, 2017
|June 30, 2018
C. Meal Allowance (Article 19.2)
- The meal allowance will continue to be $18.88
per day based on the following:
|Hours of Work
|Minimum 4 Hours
|6 1/4-12 1/2 Hours
|Over 12 1/2 Hours
There will be no increases in the meal allowances for contract year 2015-2016,
2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Thereafter, any future meal increases will be equal to
the same percentage as the general wage increase or by the equivalent of any
dollar increase to the general wage base.
D. Longevity (Article 19.4)
- The longevity schedule based on the pay plan
effective on June 30, 1977 shall remain unchanged in dollar amounts during the
life of this Agreement. No employee first hired on or after July 1,2015 will be
entitled to longevity payment; provided, however, any individual hired on or
after said date that will have military service which would count toward
longevity under current rules will be entitled to longevity if they obtain the
requisite service in the future.
E. Night Shift Differential (Article 19.5)
- The night shift differential will
continue to be $.75 per hour.
F. Tuition Reimbursement (Article 19.6a)
- All employees who satisfactorily
complete an approved course will be eligible for tuition reimbursement for up to
nine credits per semester at the rate of 100% of the tuition, laboratory fees
and community college service fees up to a maximum of 85% of the credit rate for
undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Connecticut.
A tuition reimbursement fund of $80,000 will be established for each contract
year. If this fund is not sufficient to reimburse all eligible employees,
distribution will be to all eligible employees on an equal pro-rata basis.
- Funds not expended in one year will carryover in into the next year; however,
the fund expires on the expiration date of the contract.
G. Training (Article 19.6b)
- The training fund for NP-l employees is as follows:
Funds not expended in each contract year will be carried over from one year to
another but will expire upon the expiration of the contract.
H. Career Development Day (Article 19.6c)
- Each eligible employee will be granted
one day ofpaid (non-mandatory training) per year. Such training day will be
utilized at the employee's option and be paid at the employee's straight time
rate. The day must be taken as a full day and not in partial day increments.
I. Hazardous Duty Stipend (Article 19.9)
- A monthly stipend of$1 00 will be paid
to employees assigned to and performing the following hazardous duties: pilot,
aviation observer, diver, tactical services (SWAT), hazardous devices (bomb
squad) and motorcycle (May 1 to October 31 only). There will be no pyramiding of
stipend for employees assigned to aud performing more than one hazardous duty.
J. Resident Trooper Stipend (Article 19.10)
- Resident Troopers will continue to
receive a monthly stipend of $1 00.
K. Canine Care Stipend and Training in Off-Duty Hours (Article 19.11)
addition to the $100 monthly stipend, dog handlers will receive an hourly rate
for at-home cauine care and training based on the number ofhours allowed per day
by the contract. The rate is $12.06.
L. Field Training Officer Compensation (Article 19.12)
- Each employee who is a
Field Training Officer will be paid one hour of pay at the overtime rate for each
shift the employee works as a Field Training Officer.
M. Cleaning Stipend (Article 19.13)
- All personnel assigned to non-uniformed
positions as their assignment will be provided with a $500 per year cleaning
stipend. This stipend will be paid as an annual lump sum payment.
- A. Holidays (Article 30)
Premium holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. An employee
who is required to work on a premium holiday will be paid at the rate of time and
one-half for all regularly scheduled hours worked on the holiday plus either
extra pay at straight time or compensatory time off for the regularly scheduled
work day. Effective upon legislative approval, New Year's Day, Independence Day
and Christmas Day will be celebrated on January I, July 4 and December 25
B. Military Leave (Article 33.6)
A full time permanent employee who is a member
of the armed forces of the State or any reserve component of the armed forces
of the United States will be entitled to military leave with pay for required
field training, provided such leave does not exceed three calendar weeks in a
year, in addition to up to seven (7) days of military leave for weekend drills.
Additionally, any such employee who is ordered to active duty as a result of an
unscheduled emergency (natural disaster or civil disorder) will be entitled to
military leave with pay not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days in a calendar
year. During such leave the employee's position will be held, and the employee
will be credited with such time for seniority purposes.
C. Out of State Travel (Article 33.8)
The current Standard State Travel
Regulations will govern out-of-state travel except for meal reimbursements which
D. Management of Occupational Stress (Article 33.10)
There will be a joint
labor-management committee composed of two representatives designated by labor
and two representatives designated by management. The committee will have
authority to dispense funds allocated to the committee under the contract
subject only to government purchasing regulations.
The committee will recommend to the Commissioner of Public Safety other measures
it feels necessary to accomplish its goals of eliminating and/or reducing stress
and enhancing or improving physical fitness among the officers.
The sum of$25,354 will be provided in each contract year for programs to eliminate and/or
reduce stress and enhance or improve physical fitness among the officers.
Unexpended funds may be carried over from year to year; however, such funds will
not carryover beyond the expiration of the contract.
E. Equipment Stipend (Article 33.12)
All employees will receive an annual
stipend of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) for safety shoes and other
equipment. The stipend will be paid on or about October 1st of each year.
F. Education Incentives (Article 39) Effective with the pay period that includes
July 1, 2005, each full time permanent employee at the rank of trooper or higher
will be eligible to receive a $500 lump sum payment upon submitting adequate
documentation of having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in a job-related
discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning.
IV. SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATES
- A. General Wage Increase
The general wage increase will be made centrally at the
B. Annual Increments
Annual Increments will be entered centrally at the proper
time as follows:
C. Meal Allowance
The meal allowance will be paid in the proper payroll cycle as
it is incurred.
D. Night Shift Differential
The night shift differential will be paid in the
proper payroll cycle as it is incurred.
E. Monthly Stipends
The hazardous duty, dog handler and resident trooper
stipends will be paid in the proper payroll cycle.
F. Cleaning Stipend
G. Equipment Stipend
V. PAYROLL PROCEDURES
- A. Split Pay Period for General Wage Increase
General wage increase effective
July 1,2015. The effective pay period is June 26,2015, through July 9,2015.
Wages earned for June 26, 2015 through June 30, 2015 should be paid at the old
rate. The wages earned for the period July 1, 2015 through July 9, 2015 should
be paid at the new rate.
B. Implementation of General Wage Increase
New pay plans will be implemented
centrally with the new hourly rate and biweekly salary effective with the pay
period, at the proper time.
C. Annual Increments
Annual increments will be entered centrally at the proper
D. Meal Allowance
On the Timesheet Page: Hours; Time Reporting Code XMLlA,
Hours; Time Reporting Code XML2A, Hours; Time Reporting Code XML3A, Hours; Time
Reporting Code XML4A.
- If overtime, time and a half rate applies, use the following Time Reporting
Codes: XM01A, XM02A, XM03A, XM04A.
On the Additional Pay Page: Hours; MLl, ML2, ML3, ML4.
E. Night Shift Differential
On the Timesheet Page: Hours; Time Reporting Code XSHEF (Straight Time With FLSA) or Hours; XSHEN (Straight Time no FLSA) or XSHFF
(Time and a Half).
On the Additional Pay Page: Hours; Earnings Code F31 or Hours; N31 or Hours;
F. Tuition Reimbursement
All pre-approved tuition reimbursement requests must be
submitted to the Comptroller's Office, Administrative Services Division, Tuition
and Travel Unit, on a CO-101 form, Application for Tuition Reimbursement. A receipt
of payment and a copy of grades for courses taken should be attached to the CO-101
form. Tuition reimbursement requests without proper backup documentation will
Note: Reimbursements cannot be made until the release of funding by the Office
of Policy and Management. In the past, this funding was not made available to
coincide with the implementation date of the contract provision. Please expect
delays in reimbursements at the beginning of contract years.
- On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XHDXA.
- On the
Additional Pay Page: Amount; Eamings Code HDA.
- Resident Troopers
On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XTRPA.
- On the Additional Pay
Page: Amount; Earnings Code TRP.
- Dog Handlers
- On the Timesheet Page: Amount;
Time Reporting Code XK9SA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code K9C.
- Canine Care
- On the
Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XK9CH.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; K9H.
On the Timesheet Page: Amount;
Time Reporting Code XCLNA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code CLN.
Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XSHUA.
On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code SHU.
H. Field Training Officer
- On the Timesheet Page: Amount; Time Reporting Code XFTOA.
- On the Additional Pay Page: Amount; Earnings Code FTO.
I. Education Incentive
- On the Timesheet Page: Amount, Time Reporting Code XMISA.
- On the Additional Pay Page: Amount, Earnings Code MIS.
Questions may be directed as follows:
- Contract Interpretation: Agency Human
- Memorandum Interpretation: Office of the State Comptroller,
Administrative Services Division,
- (860) 702-3440;
- Payroll Procedures: Office of the State Comptroller, Payroll
- (860) 702-3447;
- Tuition Reimbursement: Office of the State Comptroller,
Administrative Services Division
- (860) 702-3334.
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