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Bureau of State Payroll Services

 

  Date: November 18, 2003 Bulletin No.443 

Subject Retroactive Adjustment of Service Credit Days for Hourly Employees Who Are Members of New York State Employees' Retirement System (ERS) or New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS)
Purpose To inform agencies that retroactive adjustments of service credit days for hourly employees have been calculated and reported to ERS.
Affected Employees
Hourly employees who:
Were members of the New York State Employees' Retirement System.
                               OR
The New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System.
                               AND
Worked less than 75 hours in a biweekly period at some point from the beginning of PaySR (1998) through checks dated 3/6/03.
Effective
Date
Immediately
Background A change in the method used to calculate service credit days reported to ERS and PFRS for hourly employees was implemented in checks dated March 12, 2003 (see Payroll Bulletin #372, dated March 14, 2003). This change resulted in an increase in the number of days reported for employees working less than 75 hours a biweekly, plus the need for retroactive reporting for all affected employees.
OSC Actions OSC has calculated differences for all affected employees from the beginning of PaySR through checks dated 3/6/03 and reported them to ERS. The majority of adjustments have been posted to employee accounts, although a small percentage that require additional research by ERS will be posted in the near future.
Agency Actions Notify affected employees.
Questions

Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.

For questions related to the posting of service credit days to employee accounts, please contact the Employer Reporting Unit of ERS, at (518) 474-1080.