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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date:  March 14, 2003

Bulletin No. 372


Subject Change to Calculation Method of Service Credit Days for Hourly Employees Who are Members of New York State Employees' Retirement System (ERS) or New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS)
Purpose To inform agencies of the change to the calculation method of Service Credit Days being reported to ERS
Affected Employees Hourly employees who:
are members of the New York State Employees' Retirement System

OR

the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System

AND

work less than 75 hours in a biweekly period.
Effective Date Administration Checks Dated March 12, 2003
Institution Checks Dated March 20, 2003
Background Information Prior to the start of PaySR in July, 1998, Service Credit Days for hourly employees working more than 75 regular hours biweekly were pro-rated based on an 80 hour biweekly. Employees working 75 regular hours or less were pro-rated based on a 75 hour biweekly. In PaySR, while the other calculations remained the same, Service Credit Days for employees working less than 75 regular hours biweekly were pro-rated based on an 80 hour biweekly, resulting in an underreporting of Service Credit Days. This calculation will be changed and Service Credit Days will be reported exactly as they were prior to the implementation of PaySR.
OSC Actions OSC will begin reporting the newly pro-rated number of days to ERS for all affected members. A bulletin with information on retroactive processing will be forthcoming.
Agency Actions None
Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.