State Agencies Bulletin No. 314

Change in Maintenance Rates of Employee Housing and Meals
Date Issued
April 18, 2002

Note: This Bulletin is for All Agencies, except CUNY.


To announce increases in Maintenance Rates for employee housing and meals.

Affected Employees

Employees with taxable or non-taxable maintenance deductions for employee housing and or meals.


In accordance with the Budget Policy Reporting Manual, Revised Item B-300, issued on March 22, 2002, maintenance rates have been increased. Attached are the rules for determining the taxable status of maintenance deductions for State employees.

Effective Date(s)

Administration checks dated April 24, 2002.

Institution checks dated May 2, 2002.

SUNY rates changes are effective with the checks dated July 17,2002.

OSC Actions

The Office of the State Comptroller will produce listings to identify employees in each agency who currently have maintenance deductions. These listings have been distributed in a separate mailing.

Agency Actions

Report changes to maintenance deductions using the following path: Start, Compensate Employees, Maintain Payroll Data U.S., Use, General Deduction Data Agency, Update/Display.


The Budget Policy Reporting Manual, revised item B-300 is available from the following Internet address:

If you are unable to electronically access this information, please call (518) 474-0429 to request a hard copy. Questions concerning Payroll should be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.