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Date: February 29, 2016

Bulletin Number: 1459

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Subject

2016 Special Assignment to Duty Pay for Calendar Year 2015

Purpose

To provide agency instructions for processing the 2016 Special Assignment to Duty Pay.

Affected Employees

Employees of the Department of Transportation and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the following bargaining units who meet the eligibility criteria.

CSEA
Administrative Services Unit
Operational Services Unit
Institutional Services Unit


BU02
BU03
BU04


Background

Pursuant to a side letter contained in the 2011-2016 Agreements between the State of New York and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), employees whose assignment constitutes an exposure to inherent danger by virtue of unavoidable proximity to vehicular traffic within the highway Rights-of-Way are eligible for Special Assignment to Duty Pay.

Effective Date(s)

Administration Pay Period 27L, paychecks dated 04/20/2016.

Eligibility Criteria

Full-time employees in BU02, BU03 and BU04 in the Department of Transportation (Department ID 17xxx) and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Department ID 49xxx) who routinely work on Interstate Routes within NYS, on NYS highway routes or on NYS parkway systems at least one-third or more of the time and actually worked in the previous calendar year are eligible for an annual lump sum payment of $500.

Agency Actions

To pay the 2016 Special Assignment to Duty Pay to eligible employees, agencies must submit the following information on the Time Entry page or the Time Entry Interface (NPAY502) using Earnings Code SAD.

Earnings Begin Date:

03/24/2016

Earnings End Date:

04/06/2016

Earn Code:

SAD

Units:

1


Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

The Earnings Code SAD and the amount paid will be displayed on the Payroll Register. The Earnings Description Special Assignment to Duty and the amount paid will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Questions

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