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Date: August 19, 2011

Bulletin Number: 1083

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Subject

2011-2012 Deficit Reduction Plan for Employees Represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)

Purpose

To inform agencies of new earnings codes and procedures for processing the 2011-2012 CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan.

Affected Employees

Employees in the following bargaining units:

  • Administrative Services
  • Operational Services
  • Institutional Services
  • Division of Military & Naval Affairs

BU02
BU03
BU04
BU47

Background

Pursuant to Section 7 of Part A of Chapter 491 of the Laws of 2011 and the Division of the Budget Bulletin B-1193 issued August 19, 2011, a plan has been established to reduce the compensation of any employee within the purview of the agreement between the State of New York and the Civil Service Employees Association.

Effective Date(s)

The 2011-2012 CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan will commence Institution Pay Period 10L/11C and Administration Pay Period 11L/12C and will continue through Institution Pay Period 24L/25C and Administration Pay Period 25L/26C.

Attachment A provides a breakdown of the CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan period by check date and includes the pay period number, pay period begin date and pay period end date for each pay type.

New Earnings Codes

 

OSC has created new earnings codes to process the deficit reduction.

Additional  Pay
Earnings Codes

Description

D1C

11-12 Deficit Reduction CSEA
(Retro Code – R1C)

A1C

11-12 Adj Deficit Reduct CSEA


Time Entry Earnings Code

Description

D2C

11-12 Deficit Reduct Oth CSEA



Automatic Set up of the D1C Additional Pay Record – OSC

In Institution Pay Period 10L/11C and Administration Pay Period 11L/12C, OSC will insert a row on the Additional Pay page for employees who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Employee is in an eligible bargaining unit as defined above on the pay period end date.
  • Employee has an Employee Status of Active, Leave with Pay or Leave of Absence on the pay period end date.
  • Employee was not in an ineligible bargaining unit (one not defined above) with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay any time during the pay period.

Exception:  The Additional Pay record will not be automatically created for employees in a composite position (identified by Increment Code 2222) since the system cannot determine if the hidden position is in an eligible bargaining unit.

The inserted row on the Additional Pay page will be set up as follows:

Earnings Code:

D1C

Effective Date:

First day the employee is in an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay in the above pay period; otherwise, first day the employee is in an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Leave of Absence in the above pay period

Earnings:

The field will be left blank; the system will calculate the D1C amount based on the eligible earnings.

End Date:

Pay period end date for Institution Pay Period 24L/25C or Administration Pay Period 25L/26C

Manual Set up of the D1C Additional Pay Record – Agency

Employees Not Meeting Automatic Set Up Criteria
Agencies are responsible for creating the Additional Pay record for those employees who do not meet the criteria in the Automatic Set Up section but who are in an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay any time during Institution Pay Period 10L/11C or Administration Pay Period 11L/12C.

The Additional Pay record should be set up as follows:

Earnings Code:

D1C

Effective Date:

First day the employee is in an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay in the above pay period

Earnings:

The field must be left blank; the system will calculate the D1C amount based on the eligible earnings

End Date:

Last day the employee is in an eligible bargaining unit

Newly Eligible Employees
Agencies are also responsible for creating the Additional Pay record for employees who are hired, rehired, concurrently hired or transferred into an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay after the initial pay period through Institution Pay Period 24L/25C or Administration Pay Period 25L/26C.  Agencies must also create or restart the Additional Pay record if an employee returns from a Leave of Absence to an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay.

The Additional Pay record should be set up as follows:

Earnings Code:

D1C

Effective Date:

Date of the hire, rehire, concurrent hire, transfer or return from leave transaction into an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay within the deficit reduction period

Earnings:

The field must be left blank; the system will calculate the D1C amount based on the eligible earnings

End Date:

Pay period end date for Institution Pay Period 24L/25C or Administration Pay Period 25L/26C

Note:  An Additional Pay record using Earnings Code D1C should only be created for an employee in a composite position (identified by Increment code 2222) if the bargaining unit of each position making up the composite position is eligible as defined above.  Otherwise, the agency should submit the deficit reduction amount each pay period using the Additional Pay deficit reduction adjustment code (see Processing Adjustments section).

Processing Deficit Reduction – D1C (Additional Pay)

Each pay period, the system will calculate the deficit reduction amount for employees with a D1C record that was active any time during the pay period being processed regardless of whether the employee was in an eligible bargaining unit.  The system will total all monies for the following earnings codes where the earnings end date falls within the pay period dates being processed and multiply the result by -.03333.

Earnings Code

Description

AGP

Adj Geographic Pay

AIF

Adj Inconvenience Pay Full

AIP

Adj Inconvenience Pay Part

ALP

Adj Location Pay

AMS

Adjust Military Stipend

ASD

Adj Shift Differential

FEE

Fee

FRC

Fee – Retirement Credit

GEO

Geographic Pay

IPF

Inconvenience Pay – Full

IPP

Inconvenience Pay – Part

LMH

Location Mid-Hudson

LOC

Location Pay

LOM

Location Pay – Other Amount

MSP

Military Stipend Payment

RGH

Regular Pay Hourly Employee

RGS

Regular Pay Salary Employee

RGO

Regular Pay Override

SDF

Shift Differential

TSP

Military Training Stipend

As with other Additional Pay Earnings Codes, it may be necessary to submit an adjustment in order to calculate the correct deficit reduction amount.

Employees No Longer Subject to Deficit Reduction

If an employee transfers into a bargaining unit that is not subject to the CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan, the agency must insert a row on the Additional Pay page for Earnings Code D1C and insert an End Date equal to the last date the employee is in an eligible bargaining unit.

Processing Adjustments – A1C (Additional Pay)

If an employee is in both an eligible and an ineligible bargaining unit during a pay period and has a D1C record active any time during the same pay period, the system will calculate the deficit reduction amount on all eligible earnings where the earnings end date falls within the pay period dates being processed.  It is the agency’s responsibility to determine the monies that should not have been included in the deficit reduction amount, calculate the adjustment amount and submit a positive adjustment using Earnings Code A1C.

In addition, the system will not include any monies paid using one of the eligible earnings codes listed above for earnings in an eligible bargaining unit where the earnings end date is prior to the pay period begin date for the pay period being processed.  It is the agency’s responsibility to determine those monies that should have been included in the deficit reduction amount and submit a negative adjustment using Earnings Code A1C.

As mentioned above, an Additional Pay record using Earnings Code D1C should not be created for an employee in a composite position (identified by Increment Code 2222) if the bargaining unit of each position making up the composite position is not eligible as defined above.  Therefore, it is the agency’s responsibility to total the portion of monies paid each pay period for any of the eligible earnings codes listed above that are earned during the deficit reduction period in an eligible bargaining unit, calculate the deficit reduction amount and submit a transaction using Earnings Code A1C.

The Additional Pay record for Earnings Code A1C should be set up as follows:

Earnings Code:

A1C

Effective Date:

First day the employee is in an eligible bargaining unit within the current pay period

Earnings:

Total adjustment amount – can be negative or positive

Goal Amount:

Total adjustment amount – can be negative or positive


Control-D Report NPAY729

In order to assist agencies in identifying monies that should be included in the A1C calculation, Control-D report NPAY729 (Earnings Requiring an Adjustment to the Deficit Reduction Calculation) will identify employees who have earnings in Paycheck Data for one or more of the earnings codes listed above with an earnings end date that is less than the begin date for the pay period being processed and falls within the deficit reduction period and who are in an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay on the earnings end date for the specified earnings code. The report will be available the Thursday after the payroll period is confirmed.

The report is sorted by Employee Name and then by Earnings Begin Date and Earnings Code.  Fields on the report include Emplid, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Earnings Code, Earnings Begin Date, Earnings End Date, House/Days, Earnings Amount, Pay Period Begin Date and Pay Period End Date.

Processing Deficit Reduction – D2C (Time Entry)

Monies earned during the deficit reduction period while in an eligible bargaining unit using any of the earnings codes listed below are also subject to the deficit reduction but will not be calculated automatically.

Earnings Code

Description

BSA

Back Salary Award

EXO

Extra Time Override

EXT

Extra Time

EC1

Extra Serv Clin Teacher Multi

EC2

Extra Serv Clin Teacher Single

EH1

Extra Serv Physician 76 Multi

EH2

Extra Serv Physician 76 Single

EP1

Extra Serv Physician Multi

EP2

Extra Serv Physician Single

ER1

Extra Serv Multi 7.5 HR

ER2

Extra Serv Multi 8 Hr

ER3

Extra Serv Multi OT

ER4

Extra Serv Single 7.5 HR

ER5

Extra Serv Single 8 HR

ER6

Extra Serv Single OT

ES1

Extra Service Hourly

ES2

Extra Service Amount

HPA

Holiday Pay

HPB

Holiday Pay 1.5

HPH

Holiday Pay – Hourly

HPI

Holiday Pay – Hourly 1.5

HPL

Holiday Pay Override

HPM

Holiday Pay for Firefighter

IIC

Intermittent Inc Pay CSEA

IIP

Intermittent Inconvenience Pay

IP1

Intermittent Inc Pay-4Day

IP2

Intermittent Inc Pay-3Day

IP3

Intermittent Inc Pay CSEA-3Day

IP4

Intermittent Inc Pay CSEA-4Day

IPS

Inc Pay Seasonal HRY

LCA

Seasonal Loc Pay – 8 hour

LCB

Seas Loc Over 1520 – 8 hr.

LCC

Seasonal Loc Pay – 7.5 hrs.

LCD

Seas Loc Over 1425 – 7.5 hr.

LCE

Seas Loc Pay Mid Hudson-8hr.

LCF

Seas LOC Mid Hud over 1520 8hr

LCG

Seasonal LOC Mid Hud – 7.5 hr.

LCH

Sea LOC Mid Hud ovr 1425-7.5hr

S3G

Step 3 Out-of-Title Grievance

WPS

WC 60% Sup

WSP

Award/Supp Program Supplement

Therefore, it is the agency’s responsibility to total monies paid  each pay period for any of these earnings codes that are earned during the deficit reduction period while in an eligible bargaining unit, calculate the deficit reduction amount and submit a Time Entry transaction as follows:

Earnings Begin Date:

First earnings begin date within the deficit reduction period for the earnings codes included in the D2C calculation for the pay period being processed

Earnings End Date:

Last earnings end date within the deficit reduction period for the earnings codes included in the D2C calculation for the pay period being processed

Earn Code:

D2C

Amount:

Total the earnings for all of the earnings codes listed above earned during the deficit reduction period that are included in the pay period being processed and multiply by  -.03333

If the agency subsequently reduces the monies earned for any of the earnings codes listed above during the deficit reduction period, a corresponding D2C transaction should also be submitted to reduce the deficit reduction amount.  The amount would be calculated by multiplying the adjustment to the earnings amount by +.03333.

Note:  Monies earned using Earnings Code BSA or S3G, as well as monies paid retroactively or as the result of a correction, should be handled on a case by case basis depending on whether the monies were earned during the deficit reduction period.

Control-D Report NPAY726

In order to assist agencies in identifying monies that should be included in the D2C calculation, Control-D report NPAY726 (Earnings Requiring a Manual Deficit Reduction Calculation) will identify employees who have earnings in Paycheck Data for one or more of the earnings codes listed above with an earnings end date that falls within the deficit reduction period and who are in an eligible bargaining unit with an Employee Status of Active or Leave with Pay on the earnings end date for the specified earnings code. The report will be available the Thursday after the payroll period is confirmed.

The report is sorted by Employee Name and then by Earnings Begin Date and Earnings Code.  Fields on the report include Emplid, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Earnings Code, Earnings Begin Date, Earnings End Date, House/Days, Earnings Amount, Pay Period Begin Date and Pay Period End Date.

Recoupment of Deficit Reduction

If an employee uses deficit reduction time and either separates from State service or transfers into a position not subject to the deficit reduction before the full value of the deficit reduction time is realized, the agency must create an overpayment record to collect the remainder of the deficit reduction.  For those who separate, the full value will be taken from any payments otherwise due to employees at the time of separation.  To the extent practicable, such recovery should be complete no later than the last paycheck of fiscal year 2011-2012.

Earnings Not Subject to the Deficit Reduction

Monies earned during the deficit reduction period while in an eligible bargaining unit in any of the following categories are not subject to the deficit reduction.

Bonus Pay

Call Out Bonus Pay

Hazardous Duty Pay

Hospital Duty Pay

Longevity Payments

Lost Time

Lump Sum Payments for Accruals

Overtime Pay

Overtime Meals

Pre-Shift Briefing

Over 40 Cash Out

Recall Pay

Safety Incentive Differential Pay

Special Assignment to Duty Pay

Standby Pay

Uniform or Tool Allowance Pay

Winter Maintenance Pay

Statutory Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Unpaid Leave

Fringe Benefits

Amounts withheld from new employees pursuant to the Salary Withholding (5 Day Deferral) under Section 200 (2-a) of the State Finance Law will reduce the amount of salary that is subject to Deficit Reduction Plan reductions.  Repayments of the Salary Withholding (5 Day Deferral) under Section 200 (2-a) of the State Finance Law will not be subject to the Deficit Reduction Plan reductions.

Summary of Agency Actions

Agencies are responsible for the following actions:

  • Create the D1C record for employees who do not meet the criteria in the Automatic Set Up section
  • Create the D1C record for newly eligible employees after the initial pay period
  • Create the D1C record for employees in a composite position where the bargaining unit of each position making up the composite position is eligible
  • Calculate and submit an A1C transaction for employees in a composite position where the bargaining unit of at least one position making up the composite position is not eligible
  • Calculate and submit a positive A1C transaction when monies earned in an ineligible position are included in the D1C calculation
  • Calculate and submit a negative A1C transaction when eligible monies are paid outside of the pay period being processed
  • Calculate and submit a negative D2C transaction for eligible monies paid using those earnings codes in the Processing Deficit Reduction – D2C section.
  • Calculate and submit a positive D2C transaction when a reduction of the eligible monies included in the original D2C transaction occurs
  • Create the overpayment record if the full value of the deficit reduction time has not been realized.
Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

Where appropriate, the following earnings codes and the associated amounts will be displayed on the payroll register.  The earnings code description and amount will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Earnings Code

Description

D1C

11-12 Deficit Reduction CSEA

A1C

11-12 Adj Deficit Reduct CSEA

R1C

11-12 Retro Def Reduct CSEA

D2C

11-12 Deficit Reduct Oth CSEA

Additional Information

Additional information and clarification may be provided in a subsequent payroll bulletin or posted on the PayServ Bulletin Board as it becomes available.

Questions

Questions regarding the CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan should be directed to the applicable budget examiner at the Division of the Budget.

Questions regarding the accumulation and use of time as it relates to the CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan should be directed to the Division of Staffing Services at the Department of Civil Service.

Questions regarding the Payroll processing of the CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan should be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.

Questions regarding the impact on taxes or deductions as it relates to the CSEA Deficit Reduction Plan should be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.