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Date:February 29, 2008
Bulletin Number: 795
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Subject

$500.00 Lump Sum Payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay (SAD) for Certain Employees Represented by CSEA

Purpose

To provide procedures to process the lump sum payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay (SAD) for CSEA employees.

Affected Employees
Employees working for either the Department of Transportation or the Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the following bargaining units who meet the eligibility criteria:

CSEA  
Administrative Services BU02
Operational Services BU03
Institutional Services BU04

Effective Date(s)

Administration Pay Period 26L, paychecks dated April 16, 2008.

Background

Pursuant to the 2007-2011 agreements between New York State and CSEA, certain employees are eligible for a lump sum payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay.

This lump sum payment is for employees whose assigned duty is to routinely work on Interstate routes within New York State or any NYS highway routes or parkway systems.  The assignment constitutes an exposure to inherent danger by virtue of unavoidable proximity to vehicular traffic within the highway rights-of-way.

Eligibility Criteria

Employees in Bargaining Units 02, 03 or 04 are eligible for the $500.00 lump sum payment if the employee’s assigned duty is to routinely work on Interstate routes within New York State or any NYS highway routes or parkway systems at least 1/3 of the time actually worked in the previous calendar year.
The lump sum payment must be paid in the last pay period of the fiscal year following the calendar year in which the assignment was performed.

For more information regarding the eligibility of Special Assignment to Duty Pay and a list of eligible assignments, agencies may refer to the GOER letter dated January 4, 2008 for CSEA employees.

Agency Actions

Agencies must use the following procedure when reporting the Special Assignment to Duty payment of $500.00 on the Time Entry page:

Earnings Begin Date: 3/20/08
Earnings End Date: 4/02/08
Earn Code: SAD
Units: 1

Miscellaneous Payment Information

This payment is pensionable.

This payment is not used in the calculation of overtime.

Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code SAD and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register. The earnings description Special Assignment to Duty and the amount will be displayed on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

Questions

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