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Date: May 16, 2012

Bulletin Number: SP-140

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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 in Pay Period 4L/5C for paychecks dated June 6, 2012.

Background

Pursuant to Chapter 69 of the Laws of 2009 an annual lump sum education payment as contained in Sections 4 and 5 of Chapter 244 of the Laws of 2002 shall continue in June of each year for eligible employees in Bargaining Units 07 and 17 who possess or obtain a recognized degree from an accredited and recognized college or university.

Pursuant to Chapter 70 of the Laws of 2009 an annual lump sum education payment shall continue in June of each year for eligible employees in Bargaining Unit 62 who possess or obtain a recognized degree from an accredited and recognized college or university.

Eligibility and
Payment Amounts

Eligible employees of the State Police who possess or obtain a recognized degree from an accredited and recognized college or university shall receive a lump sum payment as follows:

Degree and Education Payment Amounts


Associate Degree

$250

Bachelor Degree

$500

Graduate Degree

$750


Payments occur annually in June of each year and shall be for one degree only.  When a degree is obtained during the fiscal year, payment may be made as soon as practicable.

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:

5/10/12

5/24/12

OT Eff Date:

5/10/12

5/24/12

Annual Addl Earnings:

$250, $500 or $750

$250, $500 or $750

Earn End Date:

5/08/13

5/22/13

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:

5/10/12

Earnings End Date:

5/10/12

Earn Code:

EDP

Amount:

$250, $500 or $750

Agency Actions After Pay Period 4L/5C

After Pay Period 4L/5C, 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:

5/8/13 (01060)
5/22/13 (01069)

Current Goal Balance:

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Retirement/Overtime Information

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

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

Tax Information

The Education Payment is taxable income and will be included in the employee’s taxable gross wages and is subject to all employment and income taxes.

Questions

Questions about payment processing may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.