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Date:November 22, 2006
Bulletin Number: SP-98
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Subject

2006 State Police Holiday Bonus Payment

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.

Background

Pursuant to the State of New York and the New York State Police Investigators Association (NYSPIA) Arbitration Award 1A 2004-30, an annual Holiday Compensation (Bonus) payment for those employees who are members of the NYS Police Investigators Association (Bargaining Unit 62) is authorized.

Effective Date(s)

Payment will be made in a separate check dated December 13, 2006.

Payment Amount and Eligibility Criteria

Employees in Bargaining Unit 62 who are on Active or Paid Leave status on November 1, 2006 are eligible for a Holiday Bonus payment in the amount of $1,351.

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, 2006 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: 11/1/06 or date returned to payroll
Earnings End Date: Same as Begin Date
Earn Code: HSP
Amount

$1,351

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 Payment.

There will be no direct deposit for this payment.

Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code HSP and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register.

The earnings description “Holiday State Police” and the amount will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub.

Questions

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