To inform agencies of processing instructions for the April 2019 Salary Increases for Judges, Justices and New York City County Clerks of the UCS
Judges, Justices and New York City County Clerks in Bargaining Unit 86 who meet the eligibility criteria
Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2015 created the Special Commission on Judicial Compensation to examine, evaluate and make recommendations with respect to the adequate levels of compensation and non-salary benefits for Judges and Justices of the state paid courts of the Unified Court System (UCS). In the Final Report on Judicial Compensation dated 12/24/2015, the Commission has recommended that all NYS Judges receive phased-in salary increases over four fiscal years beginning April 1, 2016. The salary recommendations may be abrogated by statute prior to April 1 of the year being paid. The Final Report recommends that, effective April 1, 2019, the salary of a Supreme Court Justice shall be adjusted to remain at 100% of the salary of a Federal District Court Judge in effect at that time. Presidential Executive Order 13866, signed on March 28, 2019, authorized a salary increase for Federal District Court Judges effective January 1, 2019.
Chapter 491 of the Laws of 2009 provide County Clerks in the counties comprising the City of New York to receive an annual salary not less than the minimum annual compensation received by a justice of the New York State Supreme Court elected from the same judicial district.
04/04/2019 for Administration Pay Period 1C, paycheck dated 04/17/2019
Judges and Justices of the UCS in BU 86 whose Pay Basis Code is LEG with a Payroll Status of Active or Leave with Pay on or after 04/04/2019 are eligible for this salary increase.
New York City County Clerks in Agency 05680, in BU 86 whose Pay Basis Code is ANN with a Payroll Status of Active or Leave With Pay on or after 04/04/2019 are eligible for this salary increase.
Agencies must submit a Pay Change on the Job Action Requests page using the appropriate Reason code (see below) to pay the April 2019 salary increase to eligible Judges and Justices in Agencies 05xx9 and eligible employees in Agency 05680.
- Reason code SAC (Mass Salary Increase) – for transaction with an Effective Date equal to 04/04/2019 (Administration)
- Reason code CSL (Correct Salary) – for transactions with an Effective Date after 04/04/2019 (Administration)
The salary on each Job Action Request is determined as follows:
|Current Salary||New Salary||Current Salary||New Salary|
* Special City Court Judge holding 2 positions
Control-D Reports Available After Processing
Control-D Report NHRP704 (Mass Salary Increase Report) has been posted to Control-D. This report identifies all Judges and Justices who receive the salary increase and identifies the salaries that were automatically increased.
Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.