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Date: March 20, 2006 Bulletin Number: SP-91
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Subject

April 1, 2006 Salary Increase and Other Payments for Employees Represented by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA)

Purpose

To inform the agency of OSC’s automatic processing.

Affected Employees

Troopers in Bargaining Unit 07 and Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17.

Background

Pursuant to Chapter 157 of the Laws of 2005 which implements the Arbitration Award between New York State and the Police Benevolent Association that provides for a General Salary Increase and other payments for Troopers in Bargaining Unit 07 and Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17.

Effective Date(s)

Payment will be included in the regular paycheck dated May 3, 2006.

Contract Provisions and Eligibility Criteria

Salary Increase and other payment increases due both Troopers in Bargaining Unit 07 and Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17

April 1, 2006 General Salary Increase

  • 3% Salary Increase rounded to the nearest dollar for employees in Bargaining Units 07 and 17. (This shall be applicable to the Trainee 1 rate as of this year. There shall be no increase to the basic annual salary of any member in the title of Special Trooper.)

    Revised 4/1/06 Salary Schedule, reflecting the 3% increase is attached (Attachment A).

Location Pay (LPO)

  • The legislation provides an increase to $1,351 annually effective 4/6/06 for employees in Bargaining Units 07 and 17.

Supplemental Location Pay (SPL)

  • The legislation provides for an increase effective 4/6/06 to the following annual amounts for members of Bargaining Units 07 and 17 who are eligible to receive Supplemental Location Pay.
Orange, Putnam and Dutchess Counties $1,126
NYC, Rockland and Westchester Counties $1,688
Nassau and Suffolk Counties $1,970


Longevity Compensation (LGC)

  • The legislation provides for an increase in additional Longevity Compensation effective 4/6/06 for members of Bargaining Units 07 and 17. (Refer to Attachment A.)
    • 6 to 10 years of service = $400 per year
    • 11 to 15 years of service = $450 per year
    • 16 to 25 years of service = $500 per year

Expanded Duty Pay (DUT)

  • The legislation provides an increase to $2,652 annually effective 4/6/06 for employees in Bargaining Units 07 and 17. (Expanded Duty Pay shall not be paid to unit members who are at the Trainee 1 rate or any member in the title of Special Trooper.)

Payment Increase for Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17 only

Command Pay (CMD)
The legislation provides an increase to $281 annually effective 4/6/06 for employees in Bargaining Unit 17.

OSC Actions

After payroll processing for Pay Period 1L is completed, OSC will automatically insert rows in the Job Data page to reflect the April 2006 Salary Increases for Troopers in Bargaining Unit 07 and Commissioned/Non-Commissioned Officers in Bargaining Unit 17.

  • OSC will insert a row in the employee’s Job Data record using the Action/Reason code of PAY/SAC (Pay Rate Change/Mass Salary Increase) with an effective date of 4/6/06 (Administration) for employees whose status is Active or on Paid Leave of Absence.
  • For employees who were Inactive or on a Leave of Absence without Pay on the effective date of the Increase, the Increase will be applied to the employee’s Job Data record only if the employee was subsequently returned to the payroll in an eligible bargaining unit. Rows will be inserted as of the effective date of the Return from Leave action using the Action/Reason code of PAY/CSL (Pay Rate Change/Correct Salary) and the new salary.
  • Any subsequent rows on the Job Data record will also be updated automatically by inserting additional rows with the Action/Reason code of PAY/CSL (Pay Rate Change/Correct Salary) provided the employee remained in an eligible bargaining unit.

Automatic Increase in Location Pay (LPO)

  • OSC will automatically insert a row and update the Additional Pay page with an effective date of 4/6/06 and increase the amount to $1,351 for all employees whose Location Pay amount is $1,311.

Automatic Increase in Expanded Duty Pay (DUT)

  • OSC will automatically insert a row and update the Additional Pay page with an effective date of 4/6/06 and increase the amount to $2,652 for all employees whose Expanded Duty Pay amount is $2,575. There shall be no increase to the Expanded Duty Pay to any member while at the Trainee 1 rate or to any member in the title of Special Trooper.

Automatic Supplemental Location Pay (SPL)

  • OSC will automatically insert a row and update the Additional Pay page with an effective date of 4/6/06 and increase the amount from:

$1,093.00 to $1,126.00 Putnam, Orange & Dutchess Counties
$1,639.00 to $1,688.00 NYC, Rockland & Westchester Counties
$1,912.00 to $1,970.00 Nassau & Suffolk Counties



Automatic Increase in Longevity Compensation (LGC)

  • OSC will automatically insert a row and update the Additional Pay page with an effective date of 4/6/06 and increase the amount of LGC for eligible employees.

Automatic Increase in Command Pay (CMD) (BU17 Only)

  • OSC will automatically insert a row and update the Additional Pay page with an effective date of 4/6/06 and increase the amount to $281 for all employees whose Command Pay amount is $273.
Agency Actions

The following procedure must be used by the agency when reporting transactions in Pay Period 1L:

New hires submitted in Pay Period 1 effective 4/6/06 or later must be submitted using the Hiring Rate of the 2005 Salary Chart. The automatic validation salary warning message “Requested salary rate must be at the hiring rate when Action of PAY and Reason of NEW is used” will appear, as the new 2006 Salary Charts will be in effect. Please ignore the warning message.

Control-D Reports

The following Control D-Reports will be available after processing of the automatic increases:

NHRP703 Mass Salary Additional Pay Report
This report identifies all employees receiving an automatic increase for Location Pay (LPO), Supplemental Location Pay (SPL), Expanded Duty Pay (DUT), Longevity Compensation (LGC), and Command Pay (CMD). Fields on this report include EmplID, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Earn Code, Grade, Salary Plan, Bargaining Unit and Additional Pay Amount.

NHRP704 Mass Salary Payment Report
This report identifies all employees who received the General Salary Increase. The report identifies the employee’s last salary that was automatically increased in an eligible bargaining unit. Other fields on the report include the EmplID, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Grade, Bargaining Unit, Pay Basis Code, Part-time Percentage, Action Reason and Increment Code.

Questions

Questions about salary increases may be directed to the Salary Determination mailbox.