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Date:January 29, 2007
Bulletin Number: SP-100
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Subject

Fitness Bonus Payment for Fiscal Year 2006-07

Purpose

To notify the Division of State Police of the procedures for processing Fitness Bonus Payments.

Affected Employees
Troopers in Bargaining Unit 07, Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17 and Investigators and Senior Investigators in Bargaining Unit 62.

Background

Chapters 8, 9, and 10 of the Laws of 2001 and Chapter 157 of the Laws of 2005 provide for an annual Fitness Bonus Payment.

Effective Date(s)

Payments may be submitted in Pay Period 22 Lag/23 Current for paychecks dated 2/21/07.

Eligibility

The payment for Fiscal Year 2006-07 will be based on the bargaining unit to which a member was assigned on the date of participation in the physical fitness test. 

For Troopers in Bargaining Unit 07, the minimum bonus payment is $145.23 and the maximum bonus payment is $813.27.

For Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17, the minimum bonus payment is $131.16 and the maximum bonus payment is $734.50.

For Investigators and Senior Investigators in Bargaining Unit 62,
the minimum bonus payment is $211.86 and the maximum bonus payment is $593.18

Employees who return from Military Leave or other approved leave and pass the 2006-2007 fitness test may be entitled to Fitness Bonus Payments for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.  Refer to Payroll Bulletin No. SP-48, issued December 10, 2001 for instructions for entering the payments for prior years.

Agency Actions

To pay eligible employees for the 2005-2006 payment, use the following earnings code:

Earnings Code:

FTA

Effective Date:

4/6/06

O.T. Effective:

4/6/06

Earnings:

Amount of Bonus

Earn End Date:

4/4/07

Goal Balance:

Leave Blank

For employees who are no longer in an eligible bargaining unit, the Earn End Date should be the last date the employee was eligible for the earnings to be included in the overtime calculation.

If the employee moves into an ineligible bargaining unit after the payment is made, the agency must insert a row to end the overtime eligibility by entering the following in the Additional Pay page:

Earnings Code:

FTA

Effective Date

Enter last day eligible

O.T. Effective:

4/6/06

Earn End Date:

Enter last day in eligible bargaining unit

Goal Balance:

Enter Amount of Bonus Paid

Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

The Earnings Code FTA and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register.  The earnings description, “Fitness Bonus,” will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Questions

Payroll-related questions may be directed to your OSC Payroll Auditor.