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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date:  April 14, 2003

Bulletin No. 382


Subject Change in Maintenance Rates of Employee Housing and Meals (This excludes the City University of New York)
Purpose To announce increases in Maintenance Rates for employee housing and meals.
Affected Employees Employees with taxable (code 401) or non-taxable (code 402) maintenance deductions for employee housing and or meals.
Background In accordance with the Budget Policy Reporting Manual, Revised Item B-300, issued on March 31, 2003, maintenance rates have been increased. Attached are the rules for determining the taxable status of maintenance deductions for State employees.
Effective Date Administration checks dated April 23, 2003.  Institution checks dated April 30, 2003.  SUNY rates changes are effective with the checks dated July 16, 2003.
OSC Actions The Office of the State Comptroller has produced Reveal Report NBEN725 to identify employees in each agency who currently have maintenance deductions.
Agency Actions Report changes to maintenance deductions by inserting a new row in the General Deduction panels. Note the effective date to be inserted is the first day of the PAY PERIOD for the check date the deduction is effective.
Questions The Budget Policy Reporting Manual, revised item B-300 is available from the following Internet address: http://www.budget.state.ny.us/bprm/ .
If you are unable to electronically access this information, please call (518) 474-0429 to request a hard copy. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.
Attachment - Determining Taxability of Maintenance Deductions