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Date: May 24, 2016

Bulletin Number: CU-541

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Subject 2016 City University of New York (CUNY) Research Foundation Grant Payments for Summer Research

Purpose

To provide agency instructions for processing the 2016 CUNY Research Foundation Grant Payments for Summer Research.

Affected
Employees

CUNY instructional staff who meet the eligibility criteria.
Background Pursuant to an Agreement between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation (CUNY RF), instructional staff members who perform research work receive payments that are reimbursed by the CUNY RF.  The work may be performed in any facility but must be paid from the college where the employee is employed on a full-time basis.  The payments are processed through PayServ to facilitate crediting retirement service.

Effective
Date(s)
Based on the Summer 2016 RF Summer Salaries – Semi-Monthly Certification and Paydate Deadlines schedule, payments may be submitted beginning with paychecks dated 07/07/16 and must be completed by paychecks dated 03/16/17.

Earnings Codes OSC has created earnings codes to process CUNY Research Foundation Grant Payment for Summer Research that are funded with Tax Levy funds.

Additional Pay Earnings Codes

Description

CGT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy

XCT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy IC 17

YCT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy IC 18

ZCT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy IC 19


Agency Actions In order to process the Summer 2016 CUNY Research Foundation Grant Payments, agencies must be in receipt of the CUNY RF Payment Authorization Form and the Summer 2016 RF Summer Salaries – Semi-Monthly Certification and Paydate Deadlines schedule.

For each of the pay dates included on the Semi-Monthly Certification and Paydate Deadlines schedule, the CUNY University Payroll Systems and Operations office must provide OSC with the CUNY RF Authorization Form spreadsheet of eligible employees and amounts to be paid prior to submission of the payment.

To make the Summer 2016 CUNY Research Foundation Grant Payment to eligible employees, agencies must submit the following information on the Additional Pay page using the appropriate earnings code. For each new grant payment or additional amount that must be paid, insert a row at the Effective Date level of the appropriate earnings code and enter the following information.

Earnings Code:

CGR, XCR, YCR, ZCR or CGT, XCT, YCT, ZCT

Effective Date:

The first date of the pay period being processed

Annual Addl Earnings:

Total amount of grant(s) to be paid per the CUNY RF Payment Authorization Form

Goal Amount:

Same as the Annual Addl Earnings so earnings are paid in a single payment

Goal Balance:

Leave blank

If the employee incurs an overpayment, the agency must take the following action.

  • If the employee is separated from State service in the full-time record, the agency must create an overpayment record in the full-time record on the Additional Pay page using Earnings Code Q16 to recover the overpayment from the future earnings.
  • If the employee is separated from State service in the full-time record but is Active in another record, the agency must create an overpayment record in the Active record on the Additional Pay page using Earnings Code Q16 to recover the overpayment from future earnings.
  • If the employee is Active and receiving regular wages in the full-time record in which the grant payment was made, the agency must insert a row on the Additional Pay page at the Effective Date level of the appropriate earnings code and enter the following information.

Effective Date:

The first date of the pay period being processed.

Annual Addl Earnings:

Total amount of overpayment (enter as a negative amount)

Goal Amount:

Same as Annual Addl Earnings (enter as a negative amount)

Goal Balance:

Leave blank


Retirement and Deduction Information

Grant payments are included as salary for retirement purposes and are subject to dues.
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 descriptions and the amount will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub and/or direct deposit advice.

Earnings Code

Description

CGR

CUNY Grant Recipient

XCR

CUNY Grant Recipient IC 17

YCR

CUNY Grant Recipient IC 18

ZCR

CUNY Grant Recipient IC 19

CGT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy

XCT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy IC 17

YCT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy IC 18

ZCT

CUNY SR Grant – Tax Levy IC 19


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.