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Date:June 4, 2007
Bulletin Number: SP-101
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Subject

Education Payment for Employees Represented by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and the NYS Police Investigators Association (NYSPIA)

Purpose

To provide notification of the procedure for processing the Education Payment.

Affected Employees

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

Effective Date(s)

Payments may be submitted for Pay Period 4L/5C, paychecks dated June 14, 2007.

Background

Pursuant to Chapter 157 of the Laws of 2005 (Troopers and Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers) and Chapters 103 of the Laws of 2005 (Investigators and Senior Investigators), an annual Education Payment is provided.

Bargaining Unit 07 and 17

Effective April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007, employees who possess or obtain one of the following degrees are eligible for a lump sum Education Payment in Fiscal Year 2007-08.

Bargaining Unit 62

Effective April 1, 2007, employees who possess or obtain one of the following degrees on or after April 1, 2007 are eligible for an Education Payment in June 2007.  Members who obtain a degree within Fiscal Year 2007-08 but after the June 2007 payment is made should be paid the Education Payment as soon as practicable.  Members are eligible for only one (1) payment in the fiscal year.

Degree and Education Payment Amount

Associate Degree

$250

Bachelor Degree

$500

Graduate Degree

$750

Agency Actions

For Bargaining Units 07 and 62, the payments must be processed through the Additional Pay page using the following information:

 

01060

01069

Earnings Code:

EPA

EPA

Effective Date:

5/31/07

6/14/07

OT Eff Date:

5/31/07

6/14/07

Annual Addl Earnings:

$250, $500 or $750

$250, $500 or $750

Earn End Date:

5/28/08

6/11/08

Current Goal Balance:

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For Bargaining Unit 17, the payment must be processed through the Time Entry page as follows:

Earnings Begin Date:

5/31/07

Earnings End Date:

5/31/07

Earn Code:

EDP

Amount:

$250, $500 or $750

Agency Actions Beginning Pay Period 5L

Beginning Pay Period 5L, employees in Bargaining Unit 62 who become eligible to receive the Education Payment must be paid in the Additional Pay page using the following information:

Earnings Code:

EPI

Effective Date:

Date of Eligibility

OT Eff Date:

Same as Effective Date

Annual Addl Earnings:

$250, $500 or $750

Earn End Date:

5/28/08 (01060) 6/11/08 (01069)

Current Goal Balance:

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Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code EPA, EDP, EPI will be displayed on the payroll register.  The Earn Code descriptions - Education Payment Inv/Trooper, Education Payment BU17 or Education Payment Investigator - will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Retirement/Overtime Information

For Bargaining Units 07 and 62, the Education Payment is included in the calculation of overtime.

For Bargaining Units 07, 17 and 62, the Education Payment is included as salary for retirement purposes.

Questions

Questions about this Bulletin may be directed to your Payroll Auditor.