Date: December 15, 2016

Bulletin Number: CU-566

Subject CUNY Rate Increases for High Pressure Plant Tender

Purpose To provide agency instructions for processing the CUNY Rate Increase for High Pressure Plant Tender.


CUNY employees in the title of High Pressure Plant Tender.
Background A Consent Determination was entered and filed on February 19, 2016 between the Comptroller of the City of New York and District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO for employees in the title High Pressure Plant Tender. The agreement provides for retroactive increases to the hourly rates effective July 1, 2010 through January 31, 2018.

The agreement provides for increases to the hourly rates effective 1/1/17.

The revised rate chart and additional information are contained in a memorandum from Carmelo Batista, Jr. dated March 14, 2016.

Effective Date(s) Increases may be submitted in Pay Period 20C (Institution), paychecks dated January 5, 2017.  Rate increases are effective January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.

Agency Actions Reporting the Rate Increases

To increase the hourly rate(s), the agency must submit the following requests regardless of the employee’s status:

  • For all rate increases, request a Pay Change with the Action/Reason of Pay Rt Chg/CRT (Pay Rate Change/Change Rate) on the Job Action Request page, using the effective date of the appropriate increase, and submit the new hourly rate.
  • A separate request must be made for each subsequent row that exists on the employee’s Job Data page.

Deduction Information for Inactive Employees All general deductions for employees whose Payroll Status is Terminated, Retired or Deceased will be automatically cancelled by OSC with the exception of the following:




Strike/Discip Fine


CUNY Disciplinary Fine


Repay State Loans/Debt


Higher Ed Repay State Loan


HC Flexible Spending


CUNY Medicare Deficiency Flat Rate


CUNY Social Security Deficiency Flat Rate


CUNY SS/Med Deficiency




TIAA Before Tax Arrears


TIAA After Tax Arrears

Tax Information These monies are taxable income and are subject to all employment taxes and income taxes.  The monies will be included in the employee’s taxable gross and will be reported on the employee’s Form W-2.

Questions Questions regarding transactions may be emailed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.

Questions regarding Deductions may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.

Questions regarding Taxes should be directed to the Tax and Compliance mailbox.