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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date: November 10 , 2000

 Bulletin No. 205 


Subject Uniform Allowance for 2000 for Employees Represented by Council 82
Purpose To inform agencies of OSC’s automatic processing and provide instructions to agencies for processing Time Entry transactions
Affected Employees Employees in the Security Supervisors Unit (BU 61) who meet the eligibility criteria
Effective Dates Separate check dated November 16, 2000 for Institution agencies and November 22, 2000 for Administration agencies

There will be no direct deposit for this payment.

Background

 

Chapter 73 of the Laws of 2000, which implements the agreement between the State and Council 82, provides for uniform allowance payments to eligible employees.
Payment Amount and Eligibility Criteria The Uniform Allowance payment is $550 for full time employees in the Security Supervisors Unit (BU 61), except for employees in Shock Incarceration Camps who will receive $600 (Agencies 10190, 10200, 10510, 10600 and 10820.) To be eligible, such employees must:

Be active on the payroll in the Security Supervisors Unit (BU 61) on the following eligibility date:

November 1, 2000 for employees in Institution agencies

November 8, 2000 for employees in Administration agencies

Eligible employees working part-time are entitled to receive a pro-rated payment based on their part-time percentage on the eligibility date.

Eligible full-time employees on Sick Leave at 50 percent pay on the eligibility date are entitled to the full payment.

Eligible part-time employees on Sick Leave with partial pay on the eligibility date are entitled to a pro-rated payment based upon their regular part-time percentage prior to their leave.

Eligible employees on an approved leave without pay on the eligibility date are entitled to the payment provided they return to the payroll within one year of the eligibility date.

The Uniform Allowance is not pensionable and is not included in the calculation of overtime.

Additional Taxes For any separate check payment, if an employee has an additional tax amount in his/her record, the additional tax will be deducted from both the regular check and the separate check.
OSC Actions OSC will automatically process the 2000 Uniform Allowance for eligible employees who were active on the payroll November 1, 2000 for Institution agencies and November 8, 2000 for Administration agencies.

Eligible employees working part-time on the eligibility date will receive a pro-rated amount based on their part-time percentage.

Eligible employees on Sick Leave at 50 percent pay will receive the full amount.

Eligible employees on Sick Leave at less than 50 percent pay will receive a pro-rated payment based on their part-time percentage prior to their leave.

Agency Payment Processing Instructions To provide the Uniform Allowance payment to employees who will not receive an automatic payment, enter the following information on the Time Entry panel:
Earnings Begin Date: 11012000 for Institution agencies (or date employee returned to the payroll)

11082000 for Administration agencies (or date employee returned to the payroll)

Earning End Date: 11012000 for Institution agencies (or date employee returned to the payroll)

11082000 for Administration agencies (or date employee returned to the payroll)

Earn Code: UA1
Amount: Enter payment amount
Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck The earn code UA1 and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register. The earnings description "Uniform Allowance NU61" and the amount will be displayed on the employee’s check stub.
Additional Information Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Audit mailbox.