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Date: March 8, 2016

Bulletin Number: 1470

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Subject

Repayment of the Council 82 SSPU Bargaining Units 61 & 91  Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) Reductions

Purpose

To inform agencies of OSC’s automatic processing of the repayment of Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions.

Affected Employees

Employees whose balance of Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions is less than zero (0) in one or more record number.

Background

As part of the Council 82 SSPU Bargaining Units 61 & 91 Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) created pursuant to Section 7 of Part A of Chapter 491 of the Laws of 2011 and the Division of the Budget Bulletin B-1201 issued June 22, 2012, the balance of each employee’s actual DRP reductions will be repaid to the employee in equal biweekly installments over 39 consecutive pay periods beginning with the final paycheck of fiscal year 2015-2016.

Effective Date(s)

Repayment of the Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions will begin in the following pay periods:

Cycle/Pay Period/Type

Pay Period Begin Date

Check Date

Administration Extra Lag

02/18/2016

03/23/2016

Administration 25 Lag

02/25/2016

03/23/2016

Administration 26 Current

03/10/2016

03/23/2016

Institution Extra Lag

02/25/2016

03/31/2016

Institution 25 Lag

03/03/2016

03/31/2016

Institution 26 Current

03/17/2016

03/31/2016

Repayment of the Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions will end in the following pay periods.

Cycle/Pay Period/Type

Pay Period Begin Date

Check Date

Administration Extra Lag

08/03/2017

09/06/2017

Administration 10 Lag

08/10/2017

09/06/2017

Administration 11 Current

08/24/2017

09/06/2017

Institution Extra Lag

08/10/2017

09/14/2017

Institution 11 Lag

08/17/2017

09/14/2017

Institution 12 Current

08/31/2017

09/14/2017


Eligibility Criteria

Employees whose sum of the gross YTD for calendar year 2011 and greater for the following earnings codes is less than zero (0) in any record number is eligible for the repayment:

Bargaining Unit 61

Earnings Code

Description

D4L

12-13 SSPU 61 DRP -1.538%

R4L

12-13 SSPU 61 Retro DRP -1.538%

D8L

12-13 SSPU 61 DRP -1.538%

R8L

12-13 SSPU 61 Retro DRP -1.538%

D5L

12-13 SSPU 61 DRP Oth -1.538%

D6L

12-13 SSPU 61 DRP Repayment

Bargaining Unit 91

Earnings Code

Description

D4K

12-13 SSPU 91 DRP -1.538%

R4K

12-13 SSPU 91 Retro DRP -1.538%

D8K

12-13 SSPU 91 DRP -1.538%

R8K

12-13 SSPU 91 Retro DRP -1.538%

D5K

12-13 SSPU 91 DRP Oth -1.538%

D6K

12-13 SSPU 91 DRP Repayment


New Earnings Code



OSC has created a new earnings code to process the repayment of the Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions:

Additional Pay Earnings Code

Description

D7L

Final SSPU 61 DRP Repayment

D7K

Final SSPU 91 DRP Repayment


OSC Actions

OSC will insert a row on the Additional Pay page for each record number in which the sum of the employee’s gross earnings YTD for Earnings Codes D4L, R4L, D8L, R8L, D5L and D6L for Bargaining Unit 61 and D4K, R4K, D8K, R8K, D5K and D6K for Bargaining Unit 91 for calendar year 2011 and greater is less than zero (0).

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

Bargaining Unit 61

Earnings Code:

D7L

Effective Date:

Pay Period Begin Date as noted above for the employee’s Pay Cycle/Pay Period Type.

Goal Amount:

The sum of gross earnings YTD for Earnings Codes D4L, R4L, D8L, R8L and D5L for calendar year 2011 and greater for this record number (entered as a positive amount).

Earnings:

If the employee’s Payroll Status is equal to Active, Leave With Pay or Leave of Absence on any record number, the Earnings field is equal to the Goal Amount for this record number divided by 39 and rounded up to the next cent.

If the employee’s Payroll Status is equal to Terminated, Retired or Deceased on all record numbers, the Earnings field is equal to the Goal Amount for this record number.


Bargaining Unit 91

Earnings Code:

D7K

Effective Date:

Pay Period Begin Date as noted above for the employee’s Pay Cycle/Pay Period Type

Goal Amount:

The sum of gross earnings YTD for Earnings Codes D4K, R4K, D8K, R8K and D5K for calendar year 2011 and greater for this record number (entered as a positive amount).

Earnings:

If the employee’s Payroll Status is equal to Active, Leave With Pay or Leave of Absence on any record number, the Earnings field is equal to the Goal Amount for this record number divided by 39 and rounded up to the next cent.

If the employee’s Payroll Status is equal to Terminated, Retired or Deceased on all record numbers, the Earnings field is equal to the Goal Amount for this record number.



In each subsequent pay period through the end of the repayment of the Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions, OSC will review the Additional Pay records using Earnings Codes D7L for Bargaining Unit 61 and D7K for Bargaining Unit 91 for each employee who has not received repayment of all Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions.  If the employee’s Payroll Status is equal to Terminated, Retired or Deceased on all record numbers, OSC will pay the balance of Council 82 SSPU DRP reductions in each record number.

OSC will insert a row on the Additional Pay page for each record number as follows:

Bargaining Unit 61

Earnings Code:

D7L

Effective Date:

Pay Period End Date for the employee’s Pay Cycle/Pay Period Type for the pay period being processed

Goal Amount:

Carried forward from previous row

Earnings:

The difference between the Goal Amount and Goal Balance


Bargaining Unit 91

Earnings Code:

D7K

Effective Date:

Pay Period End Date for the employee’s Pay Cycle/Pay Period Type for the pay period being processed

Goal Amount:

Carried forward from previous row

Earnings:

The difference between the Goal Amount and Goal Balance


Agency Actions

Beginning in the pay periods noted above, agencies must not submit any transactions related to the Council 82 SSPU Deficit Reduction Plan including transactions to process a repayment.

Miscellaneous Payment Information

The Council 82 SSPU Deficit Reduction Plan Repayment is pensionable but is not included in the calculation of overtime.

Deduction Information

All general deductions for employees whose Payroll Status is Terminated, Retired or Deceased are automatically cancelled by OSC after three (3) pay periods with the exception of the following:

Code

Description

410

Health Care Spending Account

420

NY Dependent Care Contribution

425

Repay State Loans/Debt

426

Higher Ed Repay State Loan

428

Dependent Care

433

Total Unemployment Ins Owed

500

Medicare Deficiency

501

Social Security Deficiency

502

NYS SS/Medicare Deficiency

GARNSH

Garnishments

HIATRG

Regular After Tax Health

HIATSP

Special After Tax Health Adj

HIBTRG

Regular Before Tax Health

HIBTSP

Special Before Tax Health Adj


Tax Information

These monies are taxable income are subject to all employment taxes and income taxes.  The monies will be included in the employee’s taxable gross and will be reported on the employee’s Form W-2.

Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice The Earnings Code D7L for Bargaining Unit 61 and D7K for Bargaining Unit 91 and the amount paid will be displayed on the Payroll Register.  The Earnings Description Final SSPU 61 DRP Repayment and Final SSPU 91 DRP Repayment and the amount paid will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Undeliverable Checks

If the agency has made an effort to deliver the check to the employee but the check has been returned and is undeliverable, the agency should forward the check to the NYS Department of Tax and Finance, Division of Treasury, per instructions in Payroll Bulletin No. 908.

Checks issued to eligible employees who are now deceased should be returned with a completed Next of Kin Affidavit (Form AC 934-P), original Death Certificate and a Report of Check Exchange (Form AC 1476-P).  If a Next of Kin Affidavit has been previously submitted for a deceased employee’s payroll check, OSC will accept a photocopy of this form along with a New Report of Check Exchange.

Questions

Questions regarding the Council 82 SSPU Deficit Reduction Plan Repayment should be directed to the applicable budget examiner at the Division of the Budget.

Questions regarding payroll processing of the Council 82 SSPU Deficit Reduction Plan Repayment should be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.