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Date: August 10, 2012

Bulletin Number: SU-187

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Subject

Factor Change for Fiscal Year 2012-13 for SUNY CAL and CYF Employees

Purpose

To explain OSC and agency procedures related to the Factor Change.

Affected Employees

SUNY employees in salary Grade 890 with a Pay Basis Code of CAL and CYF.

Background

Effective Pay Period 12, the factor used to calculate biweekly earnings on Job, Additional Pay and certain miscellaneous earnings will change from the Leap Year factor to the Non-Leap Year factor of 0.038356 for CAL and CYF employees.

Effective Date(s)

Effective 9/01/12, Pay Period 12L, paychecks dated 9/26/12.

OSC Actions

Job Data

After payroll processing is completed for Pay Period 12, OSC will insert a row on the Job Data record effective 9/01/12 to change the salary calculation on Job Data to a non-leap year calculation for affected records which do not have an existing row with an effective date of 9/01/12.  The Action/Reason code of PAY/FAC (Pay Rate Change/Factor Change) will be used.

Note: If a row currently exists with the effective date of 9/01/12 or later, the calculation will reflect the Non-Leap Year factor.

Additional Pay
After payroll processing is completed for Pay Period 12, OSC will insert a row effective 9/01/12 on the Additional Pay page to change to the non-leap year salary calculation for all annual derived biweekly earnings, such as ALR and CHS, provided no row already exists.

Time Entry
OSC will change the calculation on all miscellaneous earnings to reflect the Non-Leap Year factor for all earnings that are based on the annual factor.

Employees entitled to a full biweekly paycheck will receive their Regular Salary and all Annual Additional Earnings as follows:

8/30/12-8/31/12

2 Days at Leap Year Factor

.038251

9/01/12-9/12/12

12 Days at Non-Leap Year Factor

.038356

Agency Actions

Job Data
Any rows inserted on the Job Data page will reflect the correct salary calculation based on the effective date of the transaction.

After the non-leap year calculation has been updated, if a transaction is submitted with an effective date retroactively placing an employee on the payroll (Hire, Rehire, Concurrent Hire, Reinstatement from Leave without Pay) prior to the change, the agency must submit a row, if none exists, in addition to the original row, effective 9/01/12 using the Action/Reason code of PAY/FAC.

Additional Pay
Any rows inserted on the Additional Pay page will reflect the appropriate salary calculation based on the effective date.

After the non-leap year calculation has been updated, if a transaction is submitted retroactively placing an employee on an Annual Earnings such as ALR, with an effective date prior to the change, the agency must submit a row, if none exists, in addition to the original effective dated row on the Additional Pay page for 9/01/12.

Time Entry
Agencies must submit any Time Entry transactions split by pay period effective dates. RGS and other override codes must be submitted using the appropriate calculation based on the effective dates of the transaction.

Additional Information Regarding the Non-Leap Year Calculation

For Fiscal Year 2012-13, the Non-Leap Year factor of 0.038356 will be used to calculate the amount that will appear in the Comp Rate field on the Job Data page.

The agency must also use this factor to calculate:
The amount of adjustment earnings reported in the Additional Pay page for earn codes such as ALR.
Miscellaneous earnings reported in the Time Entry page with an amount that is calculated based on an employee’s biweekly rate of pay (e.g. RGS).

Questions

Questions about this Bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.