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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date:  December 10, 2002

Bulletin No. CU-164

Subject Prepaid Legal Service Benefit
Purpose To explain processing of Prepaid Legal Service Benefit for tax purposes.
Affected Employees Employees in the bargaining units listed below who will receive a paycheck or direct deposit advice dated December 12, 2002.
Effective Date Checks dated December 26, 2002.
Specifics Listed are the bargaining units, value of prepaid legal benefit, and the earnings codes being applied for benefit year 2002.
Union Value Earn Code
Teamsters Local 237 (Bargaining Units SB, SE, SL, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SW, SX, SZ, TS, TT) $55.29 PL1
SEIU Local 300 (Bargaining Unit S6) $68.00 PL2
District Council 37 (Bargaining Units SF, SJ, T9, TG, TH, TJ, TK, TL, TM, TP, TR, TU, TX, U3, U6) $70.00 PL3
SEIU Local 246 (Bargaining Unit T1) $53.40 PL4

This is a taxable benefit that will be automatically applied for tax purposes only in the last paycheck of the 2002 calendar year. The benefit will be based on the employee's bargaining unit on December 12, 2002.

Agency Actions Notify affected employees.
Payroll Register and Employee's Check/Advice The applicable earn code and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register and the employee's check or direct deposit advice.
Questions Questions about the Prepaid Legal Service Benefit may be directed to Marc Brodbeck at         (518) 402-4168.