NYS Comptroller Seal  

Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date: August 24, 2000  

 Bulletin No. 182


Subject New Increment Code System for Employees represented by CSEA, PEF and DC-37
Purpose To explain the new increment system and codes
Affected Employees Eligible employees represented by CSEA, PEF and DC-37
Effective Date Immediately
Contract Provisions

 

The agreements between the State and CSEA, PEF & DC-37 include an increment program that requires employees to serve at least one year, but not longer than one and one-half years, to receive an increment. This would be accomplished by establishing an October, in addition to the April, payment date.
OSC Action

 

Effective April 1, 2000 (pay period #1), OSC began entering new increment codes in employees’ records to effectuate the transition to the new increment system. Specifically, the following changes are being made:

If the increment code was 0001 on the record, it was not changed (if employee stayed below job rate)
If the increment code was 0001 on the record and employee went to job rate, it was changed to 2000

If the increment code was 0003 with the service date 04/2/99-10/1/99 on the record, it was changed to 1001 
If the increment code was 0003 with the service date 10/2/99-04/1/00 on the record, it was changed to 0001

If the increment code was 0004 with the service date 04/2/99-10/1/99 on the record, it was changed to 1001 
If the increment code was 0004 with the service date 10/2/99-04/1/00 on the record, it was changed to 0001

Beginning October 2000, and continuing every April and October thereafter, OSC will pay automatic increments to eligible employees according to the increment code and service date. The attached chart illustrates how current year increment codes will be changed to facilitate future years’ increment payments.

A bulletin will be forthcoming concerning payment dates and information on processing the October performance advances.

Agency Action Agencies should review employees’ increment codes and service dates and make any necessary corrections. In addition, agencies should use the attached chart to determine the current increment code to use when hiring or rehiring employees.
Questions Questions regarding this bulletin my be directed to the Salary Determination mailbox.
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