The PEF 2011-15 contract includes a side letter stating that certain employees with Peace Officer status who successfully complete agency-directed firearms proficiency and safety training programs as set by the Joint Committee on Health and Safety are eligible for a pilot Firearms Training and Safety Incentive Program payment. This pilot program shall run concurrently with State Fiscal Years.
- Incentive payment amount for training in State fiscal year 2011-12 is $250.00.
To be eligible for the payment, employees must have met the following criteria as of 3/31/12, the last day of the Fiscal Year:
- PS&T bargaining unit member with Peace Officer status under Section 2.10 of the New York State Criminal Procedure Law;
- Assigned to carry a firearm; and
- Successfully completed all required firearms safety and/or proficiency training during State Fiscal Year 2011-12.
Part-time employees who meet the eligibility are entitled to the full payment.
The Firearms Training and Safety Incentive Program payment is pensionable and included in the calculation of overtime.