Pursuant to Article 7-B, Section 220 of the Judiciary Law, and the agreement between the Chief Administrative Judge and the Office of the State Comptroller, the salaries of Judges and Justices of the Unified Court System are to be paid in 26 biweekly installments. For this reason, judges are paid using the LEG pay basis code which calculates an employee’s biweekly salary by dividing the annual salary by 26. Therefore, when a calendar year contains 27 pay periods, judges are not eligible to receive the final paycheck in that year.
Paychecks for Administration Pay Period 20C will be dated 12/31/13 since 01/01/14 is a holiday resulting in 27 paychecks for calendar year 2013. Since judges will receive their full annual salary in Administration Pay Period 19C, paychecks dated 12/18/13, each judge must be placed on a Leave of Absence for Administration Pay Period 20C to prevent an overpayment.
After agency processing is complete for Administration Pay Period 20C, OSC will automatically insert a row on the Job Data page with an Effective Date of 12/19/13 and an Action/Reason code of Leave of Absence/L27 (LEG 27th Statutory Pause).
OSC will automatically insert an additional row with an Effective Date of 01/02/14 and an Action/Reason code of Return From Leave/RLV (Rein Leave).
As a result, these employees will receive a paycheck dated 12/18/13 and 01/15/14 but will not receive a paycheck dated 12/31/13.
|Retirement and Deduction Information
There will be no catch-up for general deductions (e.g., union dues, garnishments, retirement contributions, etc.). These deductions will resume when employees are returned from leave the following pay period.
For health insurance deductions, the Department of Civil Service will apply catch-up deductions in addition to the regular deduction.
For personal insurance deductions (life, auto, home, etc.), each vendor will determine the catch-up methodology which may result in a catch-up deduction or a direct bill to the employee.
The OGS parking fee deduction, (code 427) will either be direct billed to the employee or OGS will initiate a catch-up deduction in the paycheck dated 01/15/14, as deemed necessary by OGS.
Employees will have met the maximum annual retirement service credit of 260 days with the 26th paycheck. Therefore, no service credit adjustment will be necessary for employees who were Active since January 1, 2013. Employees who became Active after January 1, 2013 will have their retirement service credit adjusted as appropriate, but not to exceed an additional retirement service credit of 10 days.
Direct Deposit will resume when employees are returned from leave the following pay period.