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Date: March 10, 2010

Bulletin Number: 971

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Subject

2010 $500.00 Lump Sum Payment for Special Assignment to Duty Pay (SAD) for Certain Employees Represented by CSEA and PEF

 

Purpose

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

 

 

PEF

 

Professional, Scientific & Technical

BU05

Background

Pursuant to the 2007-2011 agreements between New York State and CSEA and New York State and PEF, 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.

 

Effective Date(s)

Administration Pay Period 26L, paychecks dated April 14, 2010.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Full-time employees in Bargaining Units 02, 03, 04 or 05 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 letters dated January 4, 2008 for CSEA employees and September 4, 2008 for PEF 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:

3/18/10

Earnings End Date:

3/31/10

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.