NYS Comptroller Seal  

Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date: March 17, 2000

Bulletin No. CU-83

 

Subject Underfilling Positions
Purpose To explain the process of underfilling positions in PaySR and to identify titles that may be used in the underfill process
Affected Employees Unclassified staff in the Professor title series
Unclassified staff in the College Lab Technician title series
Classified staff in the Custodial title series
Effective Date 9/1/1999 for certain Professor underfills and the College Lab Technician series
Immediately for additional Professor underfills and the Custodial series
Definition of "Underfilled" Position The NYS Position is a position that is used specifically for underfill situations. The NYS position number is used on the Job Data and Job Action Request panel in conjunction with an employee’s budgeted position number.
OFSR Responsibility: Establishing NYS Positions in PaySR  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Staff Relations (OFSR) has established NYS positions for the following titles which may be used to underfill the budgeted Professor (Bargaining Unit T8 only) and Chief College Lab Technician positions:

Professor Underfills
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Chief College Lab Technician Underfills
Senior College Lab Technician
College Lab Technician

OFSR will establish NYS positions for the following titles which may be used as additional underfills for budgeted Professor positions.

Additional Professor Underfills
Lecturer
Instructor

OFSR will establish NYS positions for the following Custodial Series titles which may be used to underfill budgeted Principal Custodial Supervisor positions.

Principal Custodial Supervisor Underfills
Assistant Principal Custodial Supervisor
Senior Custodial Supervisor
Custodial Supervisor
CUNY Custodial Assistant

OFSR will establish a single NYS position for each underfill title in each agency. OFSR will notify agencies of the newly established NYS position numbers. Agencies must use the same NYS position number for all employees in the same underfill title.

OFSR Responsibility: Updating Vacant Positions in PaySR to Full Budgeted Title

 

Effective 9/1/99, OFSR changed all vacant positions in the Professorial and College Lab Tech title series to reflect the budgeted titles of Professor or Chief College Lab Technician. At that time, vacant Instructor and Lecturer positions were not changed. OFSR may now change:

vacant Instructor and Lecturer positions to reflect the full budgeted title of Professor

vacant Custodial positions to reflect the full budgeted title of Principal Custodial Supervisor

Agency Responsibility: Vacated Positions  The agency must notify OFSR as a position in the Professorial, College Lab Technician or Custodial title series becomes vacant if the budgeted position does not reflect the full title (Professor, Chief College Technician, Principal Custodial Supervisor).

When an agency appoints an employee to a vacant position and the employee’s title is an underfill of the budgeted title, the agency must enter the regular position number and the NYS position number in the Job Data or the Job Action Request Panel, whichever panel is applicable for the employee’s action (e.g., New Hire Action - Enter regular position number and NYS position number on the Job Data 1 Panel).

Agency Responsibility: Filled Position  Agencies must notify OFSR as positions become vacant or employees in these positions advance to a higher title within the title series. Upon this notification, OFSR will update the regular position to reflect the full budgeted title.

When an incumbent of a position is advanced to a higher level in the title series, the agency must request a position change by selecting the action of New Position on the Job Action Request Panel. The agency must enter the regular position number in the Position Number field and, if the employee is still in an underfill situation, the appropriate NYS position number in the NYS position field. The new pay rate and, if applicable, increment code must be entered on the same panel.

The Job Action request must be made after OFSR has updated the position to reflect the full budgeted title.

Agency Responsibility: Changing & Replacing NYS Position Numbers If an employee is in an underfill situation (has both a regular and a NYS position number on the Job Data 1 Panel) and must be advanced to a higher underfill title or the full budgeted title, the agency must request a position change by selecting the action of New Position on the Job Action Request Panel. The agency must change the NYS position number to the NYS position number that corresponds to the employee’s new title. The new pay rate and, if applicable, increment code must be entered on the same panel.
Funding for NYS Positions All funding for employees in NYS Positions is tied to the employee’s full budgeted position.
Coordination of Updates OFSR will not automatically update the incumbent to reflect the new position attributes. Staff members who update position records should communicate with the staff members who update job records, to ensure that correct effective dates and position attributes are reflected on the position records and the related job records.
Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the University Manager of Payroll Systems and Operations at CUNY Central Office.