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Date:March 26, 2007
Bulletin Number: Other-5
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Subject

April 1, 2007 Salary Increase for SUNY Construction Fund Employees in Bargaining Units 96 and 97

Purpose

To notify the SUNY Construction Fund of OSC’s automatic processing of the $800 Salary Increase.

Background
The State University Construction Fund Resolution and Chapter 103 of the Laws of 2004 provide for an $800 Salary Increase for eligible employees in Bargaining Units 96 and 97.

Affected Employees
Eligible SUNY Construction Fund employees in Bargaining Units 96 and 97.
Effective Date(s)
4/5/07 - Paychecks dated 5/2/07, Pay Period Administration 1L.
Eligibility
Employees in Bargaining Units 96 and 97 with a Pay Basis Code of ANN or HRY, who are Active, on a Paid Leave of Absence, or on a Leave without Pay with a Reason Code of WDL, WPS or WSP effective 4/5/07are eligible for the salary increase.

OSC Actions

After payroll processing for Pay Period 1L (Administration) is completed, OSC will automatically insert rows in the Job Data page to reflect the April 2007 $800 Salary Increase for annual and $.38 per hour for hourly employees in Bargaining Units 96 and 97.

  • For employees who are Active, on a Paid Leave of Absence or on a Workers' Compensation Leave, OSC will insert a row in the employee Job Data record using the Action/Reason code of PAY/SAC (Pay Rate Change/Mass Salary Increase) with an effective date of 4/5/07 (Administration).
  • For employees who are Inactive or on a Leave of Absence without Pay on 4/5/07, the increase will be applied to the employee’s Job Data record only if the employee is returned to the payroll in an eligible bargaining unit.  Rows will be inserted as of the effective date of the Return from Leave action using the Action/Reason code of PAY/CSL (Pay Rate Change/Correct Salary) and the new salary.
  • Any subsequent rows on the Job Data record will also be updated automatically by inserting additional rows with the Action/Reason code of PAY/CSL (Pay Rate Change/Correct Salary) provided the employee remained in an eligible bargaining unit.

Position Data and Job Data Do Not Match

OSC will run a listing of employees whose Position Data and Job Data do not match for the following fields: BU, Salary Administration Plan and Grade. The Position Management Unit will notify the agencies with these discrepancies.

Agency Actions

Annual Salaried Employees

For Pay Changes, Position Changes and Transfers with effective dates on or before 4/5/07 (Administration):

  • The agency must not include the $800 Salary Increase in the Pay Rate field. The April 2006 Salary Chart must be used to calculate the salary.

For Pay Changes, Position Changes, and Transfers with effective dates after 4/5/07 (Administration):

  • The agency must not include the $800 Salary Increase in the Pay Rate field, but must include the Performance Advance from the April 2006 Salary Chart in the salary, if applicable.

Hourly Employees

For Pay Changes, Position Changes and Transfers with effective dates on, before or after 4/5/07 (Administration):

  • The agency must not include the $.38 per hour rate increase in the Pay Rate field.

Control-D Report

The following Control-D report will be available after processing of the automatic increases:

NHRP704 Mass Salary Payment Report
This report identifies all employees who received the General Salary Increase. The report identifies the employee’s last salary that was automatically increased in an eligible bargaining unit. Other fields on the report include the EmplID, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Grade, Bargaining Unit, Pay Basis Code, Part-time Percentage, Action Reason and Increment Code.

Questions

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