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Date: November 4, 2005 Bulletin Number: SP-89
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Subject
2005 State Police Holiday Bonus Pay

Purpose
To provide the agency with procedures for processing the payment.

Affected Employees
Employees represented by the NYS Police Investigators Association (Bargaining Unit 62) who meet the eligibility criteria.

Effective Date(s)
Payment will be made in a separate check dated December 14, 2005.

Background
Section 216c subdivision two of the Executive Law authorizes the continuance of this payment.

Eligibility
The Holiday Bonus Pay shall be four days of pay for employees in Bargaining Unit 62 who are on Active or Paid Leave status on November 1, 2005.

Eligible employees on an approved Leave Without Pay on the eligibility date are entitled to the payment provided the employee returns to the payroll within one year of the eligibility date.

Employees on paid or unpaid Military Stipend Leave on November 1, 2005 may receive this payment immediately.

Agency Actions
To pay eligible employees, enter the following information on the Time Entry page in Pay Periods 17 Lag/18 Current:

Earnings Begin Date:
11/01/05 or date returned to payroll
Earnings End Date:
Same as Begin Date
Earn Code:
HBO
Days:
4

Miscellaneous Payment Information
The Holiday Bonus Pay is pensionable and is not included in the calculation of overtime.

If there an additional tax amount in the employee’s record, the additional tax will be deducted from both the regular paycheck and the separate check for the Holiday Bonus Pay.

There will be no Direct Deposit for this payment.

Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck
The Earn Code HBO and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register.

The earnings description “Holiday Bonus” and the amount will be displayed on the employee’s pay stub.

Questions
Questions pertaining to this Bulletin should be directed to your Payroll Auditor.