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Date:September 23, 2008
Bulletin Number: No. DH-35
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Subject

October 1, 2008 Increase to Location Pay and Mid-Hudson Location Pay for Employees Represented by CSEA, PEF or RRSU and Designated M/C

Purpose

To inform agencies of OSC’s automatic processing and to provide instructions for processing adjustments and changes.

Affected Employees

Employees in the following bargaining units who meet the eligibility criteria:

CSEA

 

Administrative Services

BU02

Operational Services

BU03

Institutional Services

BU04

Division of Military & Naval Affairs

BU47

PEF

 

Public Employees Federation

BU05

RRSU

 

Rent Regulation Services Unit

BU67

M/C

 

Management Confidential (M/C)

BU06

Division of State Police

BU18

Division of Military & Naval Affairs

BU46

Temporary Commission of Investigation

BU52

Public Employment Relations Board

BU66

Legislative Commissions

BU79

IOLA (Interest On Lawyer Account) Fund

BU98

Background
 

Chapter 10 of the Laws of 2008 implements the agreements between the State of New York and both CSEA and M/C. It provides for October 1, 2008, increases in Location Pay to $3,026 and in Mid-Hudson Location Pay to $1,513.

Chapter 114 of the Laws of 2008 implements the agreement between the State of New York and PEF and provides for October 1, 2008, increases in Location Pay to $3,026 and in Mid-Hudson Location Pay to $1,513.

Chapter 49 of the Laws of 2008 implements the agreement between the State of New York and RRSU and provides for October 1, 2008, increases in Location Pay to $3,026 and in Mid-Hudson Location Pay to $1,513.


Effective Date(s)

9/25/08 Institution - Paychecks dated 10/23/08
10/2/08 Administration - Paychecks dated 10/29/08

Contract Provisions and Eligibility Criteria
 

Downstate Location Pay Increase
The legislation provides an increase to $3,026 for employees in NYC, Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties, effective 9/25/08 (Institution) and 10/2/08 (Administration).

Mid-Hudson Location Pay Increase
The legislation provides an increase to $1,513 for employees in Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties, effective 9/25/08 (Institution) and 10/2/08 (Administration).

Note: The Location Pay for employees in Monroe County remains at $200 annually for eligible employees.


OSC Actions

Location Pay
OSC will automatically increase eligible employees’ Location Pay (LOC) on the Additional Pay page from $1,850 to $3,026 for all rows effective 9/25/08 (Institution) or 10/2/08 (Administration) and later.

Mid-Hudson Location Pay
OSC will automatically increase eligible employees’ Mid-Hudson Location pay (LMH) on the Additional Pay page from $1,000 to $1,513 for all rows effective 9/25/08 (Institution) or 10/2/08 (Administration) and later.


Agency Actions in Pay Period 14
 

Location Pay for New Hire, Position Changes and Transfers in Pay Period 14

If the effective date of Location Pay or Mid-Hudson Location Pay is effective on or before 9/25/08 (Institution) or 10/2/08 (Administration), agencies should enter the OLD amount on the Additional Pay page.

If the effective date of Location Pay or Mid-Hudson Location Pay is effective after 9/25/08 (Institution) or 10/2/08 (Administration), agencies should enter the NEW amount on the Additional Pay page.

 

Control-D Reports

The following Control-D Report will be available on October 14, 2008 (Institution) or October 20, 2008 (Administration):

NHRP703 Mass Salary Additional Pay Report
This report identifies all employees receiving an automatic increase for Location Pay (LOC) or Location Pay Mid-Hudson (LMH). Fields on this report include EmplID, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Earn Code, Grade, Salary Plan, Bargaining Unit, Additional Pay Amount and Part Time Percentage.

 

Questions

Questions about this Bulletin may be emailed to the Payroll Audit mailbox.