Payroll System Replacement Project

PaySr Bulletins - SUNY

Subject: Increase in Maintenance Rates and Rules for Determining Taxable Status of Maintenance Deductions-SUNY Agencies Bulletin No. SU22 
Date: 6/28/99
Employees Affected: SUNY Employees With Taxable or Non-Taxable
                            Maintenance Deductions

In accordance with the Budget Policy Reporting Manual, Revised Item B-300, issued on March 12, 1999, maintenance rates should be increased in Period 7 Lag, checks dated July 21, 1999 for Administration agencies and Period 8 Lag, checks dated July 29, 1999 for Institution agencies.

The Office of the State Comptroller will produce a special listing to identify employees in each agency who currently have maintenance deductions. This listing will be distributed in a separate mailing.

On-Line Procedures

If this increase cannot be processed on time, adjustments can be processed over multiple pay periods. These adjustments can be made by increasing the new bi-weekly maintenance deduction amount by the amount of the adjustment. It will be necessary to restore the new bi-weekly amount after the retroactive adjustment has been collected. To report changes to maintenance deductions, use the path Start, Compensate Employees, Maintain Payroll Data U.S., Use, General Deduction Data Agency, Update/Display.

Attached are the rules for determining the taxable status of maintenance deductions for State employees and the Budget Policy Reporting Manual, revised item B-300.

Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.