STATE OF CONNECTICUT
THE STATE COMPTROLLER
April 30, 1997
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Chief Administrative Officers and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers and Personnel Officers|
|SUBJECT:||Additional Bargaining Unit Contract Items for Maintenance and Service (NP-2) Employees - July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1999|
The collective bargaining agreement between the State and the Connecticut Employees Union Independent concerning the Maintenance and Service (NP-2) bargaining unit for the period July 1, 1994 through June 30, 1999, was ratified by the Legislature on April 7, 1997.
These funds are to be used in accordance with established policy and practice. Employees are entitled to reimbursement up to a maximum of $90/credit for undergraduate courses and $110/credit for graduate courses up to a maximum of eighteen (18) credits per contract year.
Unused funds from one contract year may be carried into the following contract year, but the funds will expire on 6/30/99, except requests submitted and approved in the last six (6) months of the contract may be paid with remaining funds up to three months following expiration of the contract.
The union will, upon request be able to interchange funds between accounts in (a) Tuition Reimbursementand (b) Professional Development.
Section one: Provisions remain the same. During the life of this agreement, the rates charged to employees for meals will be as follows:
Section two: Employees whose jobs require they remain on duty on a regular basis during the lunch break, will be entitled to an Employer-provided meal at no cost. This applies to first, second, and third shift employees.
The above provisions do not apply to employees who may be eligible for meals under Article 42.
At all agencies possessing dining facilities, meals will be provided at no cost.
Agencies without dining facilities, maximum meal allowances will be:
|6:00am||Breakfast||$ 4.50||$ 5.50|
As of June 30, 1991, all rental amounts will be equal to rental value, as explained in contract section 43(a).
Section one: Mileage reimbursement is at the U.S. General Services Administration rate of thirty one (.31) cents per mile. The rate will be adjusted within thirty (30) days of readjustment by the General Services Administration.
Section two: Reimbursement rate for business travel remains the same for the life of this agreement.
The employer will reimburse barbers, hairdressers, ferry captains and electronic technicians for the cost of a license required by the employer as a condition of employment or otherwise necessary for execution of assigned duties. Requests for reimbursement will be processed upon presentation of a validated license and proof of payment.
Preapproved applications for Summer 1994, Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Summer 1995, Fall 1995, Spring 1996, Summer 1996, Fall 1996 and Spring 1997 Tuition Reimbursement should be, if they have not already been, forwarded to the Comptroller's Business Office.
Please 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 provisions. Please expect delays in reimbursements at the beginning of contract years.
The following documentation must be submitted to the "Special Services Division" of the Office of the State Comptroller for approval.
Submit an approved travel authorization and a new Employee Voucher, CO17-XP, for the new amount. Indicate on the CO-17XP, that this is a "Travel Reimbursement" from the applicable Fiscal Year. Note the year in red on the upper right hand corner.
The processing of the "Travel Reimbursement" is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Existing payroll procedures will apply. For coding instructions, please refer to the Comptroller's Statewide Payroll System Procedures Manual as follows:
Questions may be directed as follows:
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