|Date: November 21, 2003||Bulletin No. SP-73|
|Subject||Fitness Bonus Payment for Fiscal Year 2003-2004|
|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 provide for an annual Fitness Bonus payment.|
|Payments may be submitted in Pay Period 18Lag/19Current for checks dated 12/17/03.|
The payment for fiscal year 2003-2004 will be based on the Bargaining Unit
to which a member was assigned on the date of participation in the physical
The maximum bonus payment is $851.23.
Employees who return from Military Leave or other approved leave and pass the 2003-2004 fitness test may be entitled to Fitness Bonuses for 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Refer to Bulletin SP-48, December 10, 2001, for instructions on entering the earnings for the prior years.
To pay eligible employees for the 2003-2004 payment, use the following earn
*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 O.T. Calculation.
|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 check stub or advice.|
|Questions||Payroll related questions should be directed to your OSC payroll auditor.|