Date: October 21, 2002
Bulletin No. 343
|Subject||New Bargaining Unit 31, Council 82 Agency Law Enforcement Services Unit|
Employees in the following titles who
were previously in Bargaining Unit 01, New York State Correctional Officers
and Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (NYSCOPBA) or Bargaining Unit 61,
Council 82 Security Services Unit:
|Effective Date||Effective 8/19/2002. To be processed in checks dated 10/23/2002.|
On August 19, 2002, the Public Employees
Relations Board (PERB) certified Council 82 as the bargaining representative for
State employees in the titles listed above. A new bargaining unit (31) was
established for this purpose.
Employees transferred to this bargaining unit will retain the same payment eligibility as in their current contract until a new contract has been approved.
Dues and agency shop fees for the affected employees will increase from $17.59 to $22.12, beginning with the October 23 paychecks, with no retroactive adjustment.
The employees will no longer be eligible for the following programs, and deductions will be discontinued by the NYSCOPBA insurance carriers:
On October 10, 2002 OSC automatically inserted rows into the Position Data Panel with the following information:
All subsequent rows on the Position Data
panels were updated.
Rows were inserted into the Job Data
panels with the next sequence number for all subsequent rows.
The new Earnings Program N31 for salaried employees contains all of the earn codes currently in the Earnings Program N01 as well as the earn codes currently in the Earnings Program N61 that are not in the N01 Earnings Program. Since the affected employees continue to be eligible for only the earnings they were eligible for in their previous bargaining unit, the agency must be careful to select the appropriate earnings when reporting earn codes in the Time Entry or Additional Pay panel.
Two new Public Queries are available to
identify the Position Data records and the Job Data records that have been
automatically updated by OSC.
Questions regarding the automatic update of
Position Data and Job Data may be directed to the Position Management mailbox
Questions regarding deductions may be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.
Employee questions concerning changes to the Benefit Programs and Dues/Agency Shop rates should be referred to the employee's local union representative.