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Date:November 28, 2006
Bulletin Number: SU-132
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Subject

SUNY Discretionary Lump Sum Payments (DLP and DLS) for Fall 2006 and Spring 2007

Purpose

To explain procedures for processing Discretionary Lump Sum Payments.

Affected Employees

Active employees in Bargaining Units 08 and 41 with the following Pay Basis Codes: 21P, ANN, BIW, CAL, CYF and CYP.

Background

Pursuant to the Side Letter dated August 5, 1998 between UUP, GOER and OSC, certain employees who were part-time during the 1996 academic year may receive Discretionary Lump Sum Payments.

Effective Date(s)

Payments for the Fall Semester may be made beginning in Administration Pay Period 18L, paychecks dated December 27, 2006.

Payments for the Spring Semester may be made beginning in Administration Pay Period 23L, paychecks dated March 7, 2007.

Eligibility

Eligible Employees:

  • Employees who were part-time during the 1996 academic year and have since become full-time.
  • Employees anticipated to be employed for both the Fall and Spring semesters are due a lump sum payment of $343.89. Employees anticipated to be employed only for the Fall or Spring semester are due a lump sum payment of $171.94.
  • Eligible employees on Military Stipend Leave are eligible for this lump sum payment immediately.

Ineligible Employees:

  • Employees who were full-time during the 1996 academic year and have since become part-time.

Agency Actions

To pay eligible employees who receive the payment for both the Fall and Spring semesters, the agency must submit the following transaction on the Time Entry page using the Earn Code DLP (Discretionary LSP-2 Semesters):

Earnings Begin Date:

11/30/06

Earnings End Date:

11/30/06

Earn Code:

DLP

Amount:

$343.89

Employees paid DLP dated 11/30/06 are not eligible for the following DLS payments:

Fall Semester
To pay eligible employees for the Fall semester payment only, the agency must submit the following transaction on the Time Entry page using the Earn Code DLS (Discretionary LSP-1 Semester):

Earnings Begin Date:

11/30/06

Earnings End Date:

11/30/06

Earn Code:

DLS

Amount:

$171.94

Spring Semester
To pay eligible employees for the Spring semester payment only, the agency must submit the following transaction on the Time Entry page in Pay Period 23 using the Earn Code DLS (Discretionary LSP-1 Semester):

Earnings Begin Date:

2/8/07

Earnings End Date:

2/8/07

Earn Code:

DLS

Amount:

$171.94

 

Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code DLP or DLS will be displayed on the payroll register. “Discretionary LSP-2 Semesters” or “Discretionary
LSP-1 Semester” will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Questions

Information regarding these lump sum payments, including eligibility requirements, may be found in an e-mail message sent to campuses by SUNY’s Director of University-Wide Human Resources. Additional questions related to lump sum payments may be directed to SUNY System Administration.

Payroll-related inquiries may be directed to your OSC Payroll Auditor.