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Date: May 29, 2014

Bulletin Number: CU-490

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Subject

July 2014 City University of New York (CUNY) Increments

Purpose

To inform agencies of OSC’s automatic processing of the July 2014 Increments and provide instructions for payments not processed automatically.

Affected Employees

Employees in Bargaining Units CB, T8 and TC who meet the eligibility criteria.

Background

Pursuant to Chapter 287 of the Laws of 2008, Section 6220 of the Education Law and the 2007-2010 Agreement between the CUNY and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), yearly increments are to be processed in July for all eligible PSC employees.

Effective Date(s)

Institution Pay Period 7C; paychecks dated 07/10/14.

Control-D Report Available Prior to Processing

The following Control-D report will be available for agency use on 06/12/14.  This will give agencies time to correct employees’ records, if necessary, prior to the automatic processing of the July 2014 Increments.  The report will be sorted by agency code, then by employee name in alphabetical order.

NHRP708 – Mass Increment Payment Exception Report

This report is a preliminary listing of employees who appear ineligible to receive a July 2014 Increment or Increment Code Update based on information available as of the date the report is produced.  Included on the report is one of the following messages which identifies the reason the employee’s record will not be updated.

  • Position and Job do not match
    • If the Position Number equals the NYS Position Number on the Job Data page but the Bargaining Unit, Salary Administration Plan or NYS Grade do not match.
  • Increment Code Missing
  • Invalid Increment code/Salary
    • If the increment code is 0701 or 0703 and the salary is equal to or greater than the ‘last one-year step’.
    • If the increment code is 7709 and the salary is not equal to the ‘last one-year step’.
    • If the increment code is 7707 and the salary is not equal to the ‘five-year step’.
  • No Increment – Salary Off Step
    • If the increment code is 0701 and the salary is not equal to one of the salary steps.
  • Salary Off Step
    • If the increment code is 0703 and the salary is not equal to one of the salary steps.

Agency Actions – Pay Period 7C

Agencies must review employees in Additional Remuneration (REM) Titles (HEO/Assistant Admin – Job Code 016855) and Recruitment Retention Initiative (RRI) Titles with Increment Code 9999 to determine if the employee is due a July 2014 Increment.

If the employee is due an increment, the agency must submit a Pay Change on the Job Action Requests page using the Reason code INC (Increment), the appropriate salary and Increment Code 9999 effective 07/01/14.

Appointments Effective July 1, 2014

To allow for automatic processing, appointments for unclassified staff effective 07/01/14 should not be submitted until Pay Period 8C, paychecks dated 07/24/14.  Agencies must include the appropriate 2015 increment code on the Job Action Requests page.

OSC Actions

OSC will process the July 2014 Increments and Increment Code Updates for employees who on the payment effective date:

  • Are in a grade 980 position; and
  • Have a Pay Basis Code of ANN; and
  • Have a Payroll Status of Active or Leave With Pay; and
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following increment codes.

Increment Code 0701

If the employee’s salary in effect on 07/01/14 is equal to one of the salary steps and is below the ‘last one-year step’ on the 10/20/09 salary schedule, OSC will automatically insert a row on the employee’s Job Data page effective 07/01/14 using the Action/Reason code of Pay Rate Change/INC (Increment) and will increase the employee’s salary to the next higher salary step on the same salary schedule.

Increment Code 7709

If the employee’s salary in effect on 07/01/14 is equal to the ‘last one-year step’ on the 10/20/09 salary schedule, OSC will automatically insert a row on the employee’s Job Data page effective 07/01/14 using the Action/Reason code of Pay Rate Change/INC (Increment) and will increase the employee’s salary to the ‘five-year step’ on the same salary schedule.

Increment Code 7707

If the employee’s salary in effect on 07/01/14 is equal to the ‘five-year step’ on the 10/20/09 salary schedule, OSC will automatically insert a row on the employee’s Job Data page effective 07/01/14 using the Action/Reason code of Pay Rate Change/INC (Increment) and will increase the employee’s salary to the ‘seven-year step’ on the same salary schedule.

Increment Code Update Processing

OSC will automatically update the increment code on the inserted row for employees who receive an increment as follows:

Current Code

Updated Code

0701

0701 if the new salary is below the ‘last one-year step’

0701

7714 if the new salary equals the ‘last one-year step’

7707

No automatic update

7709

No automatic update

OSC will automatically insert a row on the employee’s Job Data page effective 07/01/14 using the Action/Reason code of Data Change/CIC (Chg IncCd/or AnnDt/or FIS Sal) and update the following increment code:

Current Code

Update Code

0703

0701 if the current salary is equal to a salary step and below the ‘last one-year step’


Control-D Reports Available After Processing

The following Control-D reports will be available for agency review after the automatic payments have been processed.  All reports will be sorted by agency code, then by employee name in alphabetical order.

NHRP704 – Mass Increment Payment Report

This report identifies all employees who received the automatic July 2014 Increment.  The report includes the Action/Reason code used as well as the old compensation rate and new compensation rate.

NHRP708 – Mass Increment Payment Exception Report

This report identifies employees who did not receive an automatic July 2014 Increment or Increment Code Update.  Included on the report is one of the following messages which will identify the reason the employee’s record was not updated.

  • Position and Job do not match
    • If the Position Number equals the NYS Position Number on the Job Data page but the Bargaining Unit, Salary Administration Plan or NYS Grade do not match.
  • Increment Code Missing
  • Invalid Increment code/Salary
    • If the increment code is 0701 or 0703 and the salary is equal to or greater than the ‘last one-year step’.
    • If the increment code is 7709 and the salary is not equal to the ‘last one-year step’.
    • If the increment code is 7707 and the salary is not equal to the ‘five-year step’.
  • No Increment – Salary Off Step
    • If the increment code is 0701 and the salary is not equal to one of the salary steps.
  • Salary Off Step
If the increment code is 0703 and the salary is not equal to one of the salary steps.

Agency Actions – Pay Period 8C – Payments Not Processed Automatically

If an employee was eligible for a July 2014 Increment or Increment Code Update but was not processed automatically in Pay Period 7C, the agency must determine the reason the employee was not processed and make the necessary corrections to the Position Data or Job Data page.

If the employee is not processed and the message on the NHRP708 is No Increment – Salary Off Step or Salary Off Step and the reason is other than a Salary Above Base (SAB) or Recruitment Retention Initiative (RRI), the agency must review the attributes on the Position Data or Job Data page, determine the inconsistency and take the appropriate action.

In addition, the agency must submit a Pay Change on the Job Action Requests page using the Reason code INC (Increment) and the appropriate salary and increment code or a Data Change on the Job Action Requests page using the Reason code CIC (Chg IncCd/or AnnDt/or FIS Sal) and the appropriate increment code effective 07/01/14.

Questions

Questions regarding eligibility for this payment should be directed to the Director of University Payroll Systems and Operations.

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