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Date:February 13, 2007
Bulletin Number: 700
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Subject

$500.00 Lump Sum Payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay (SAD) for Certain Employees Represented by CSEA and PEF

Purpose

To provide procedures to process the lump sum payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay (SAD) for CSEA employees and the new 2006 payment for PEF employees.

Affected Employees

Employees working for either the Department of Transportation or the Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the following bargaining units who meet the eligibility criteria:

CSEA
Administrative Services BU02
Operational Services BU03
Institutional Services BU04

PEF
Professional, Scientific & Technical BU05

Background

Pursuant to the 2003-2007 agreements between New York State and CSEA and PEF, certain employees are eligible for a lump sum payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay.

This lump sum payment is for employees whose assigned duty is to routinely work on Interstate routes within New York State or any NYS highway routes or parkway systems. The assignment constitutes an exposure to inherent danger by virtue of unavoidable proximity to vehicular traffic within the highway rights-of-way.

Effective Date(s)
Administration Pay Period 26L, paychecks dated April 18, 2007.
Eligibility Criteria

Employees in Bargaining Units 02, 03, 04 or 05 are eligible for the $500.00 lump sum payment if the employee’s assigned duty is to routinely work on Interstate routes within New York State or any NYS highway routes or parkway systems at least 50% of the time actually worked in the previous calendar year.

The lump sum payment must be paid in the last pay period of the fiscal year following the calendar year in which the assignment was performed.

For more information regarding Special Assignment to Duty Pay and a list of eligible assignments, agencies may refer to the GOER letters dated April 27, 2004 for CSEA employees and January 10, 2005 for PEF employees.

Agency Actions

The agency must use the following procedure when reporting the Special Assignment to Duty payment of $500.00 on the Time Entry page:

Earnings Begin Date:

3/22/07

Earnings End Date:

4/04/07

Earn Code:

SAD

Units:

1

Miscellaneous Payment Information

This payment is pensionable.

This payment is not used in the calculation of overtime.

Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code SAD and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register. The earnings description Special Assignment to Duty and the amount will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Questions

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