MEMORANDUM NO. 98-33
August 17, 1998
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 September 25, 1998 there will be a wage increase available to all managers who meet the criteria. Additionally, in accordance with the Bureau of Human Resources memorandum dated July 10, 1998 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 September 25 to October 8, 1998 (check date October 23, 1998).
|NOTE:||Be sure that Executive Assistants and Durational Project Manager positions filled from outside the classified service are NOT counted or paid PARS increases.|
Approved increases may be built into salaries for:
|Meets All Expectations||3.0%|
|Needs Improvement (1st time)||1.5%|
|Needs Improvement (2nd time)||-0-|
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.
The same expenditure coding should be used for a bonus payment as that charged for the employee's regular salary.
The PARS payments must be entered manually at the proper time as follows:
Screen 160: Enter State, Payroll Unit, Employee Number, the new Hourly Rate in the Normal Hourly Rate field, and the new Salary in the Normal Salary field.
RA Transaction: Enter State, Payroll Unit, Employee Number, the new Hourly Rate in the Normal Hourly Rate field, and the new Salary in the Normal Salary field.
Bonus payments are subject to mandatory deductions; i.e., federal withholding tax and state income tax annualized, social security tax, retirement contributions and (if applicable) garnishments.
The bonus payment on the bi-weekly payroll will be separately identified as "Merit Bonus".
Enter State (Level 1), Payroll Unit (Level 2), Employee Number, Transaction Code R1, Bonus Amount in dollars and cents in the Rate or Amount field with leading zeros (e.g., 0100000 = $1,000.00), D/OE '18' in the D/OE Code field.
Use same procedures as those preceding for Screen 047.
ZT Transaction: Enter State (Level 1), Payroll Unit (Level 2), Employee Number, Transaction Code R1, Bonus Amount in dollars and cents in the Rate or Amount field with leading zeros (e.g., 0100000 = $1,000.00), D/OE '18' in D/OE Code field.
Questions may be directed to:
Department of Administrative Services
Bureau of Human Resources: PARS Coordinator, (860) 713-5192;
Office of the State Comptroller
Payroll Services Division: On-Line, (860) 702-3463;
Payroll Services Division: Remote Job Entry, (860) 702-3462;
Policy Services Division: (860) 702-3436.
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