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Bureau of State Payroll Services


  Date: November 14, 2003  Bulletin No. sp-71

Subject 2003 State Police Holiday Bonus Pay
Purpose To provide agency procedures for processing the payment.
Affected Employees Employees represented by the NYS Police Investigator Association (Bargaining Unit 62) who meet the eligibility criteria.
Background Chapter 9 of the Laws of 2000 authorizes continuance of this payment in accordance with section 216c of Executive Law.
Effective Date Payment will be made in a separate check dated December 3, 2003.
Payment Amount and Eligibility Criteria The Holiday Bonus Pay shall be four days pay for employees in Bargaining Unit 62 who are in active status on November 5, 2003.

Eligible employees on an approved leave without pay on the eligibility date are entitled to the payment provided they return to the payroll within one year of the eligibility date.

Employees on Military Leave as a result of the September 11, 2001 events may receive this payment immediately.
Agency Actions
To pay eligible employees, enter the following information on the TIME ENTRY panel in Payroll Period 17 Lag/18 Current:
Earnings Begin Date:
Earnings End Date:
Earn Code:
11/5/03 or date returned to payroll
same as begin date
Miscellaneous Payment Information The Holiday Bonus Pay is pensionable and is not included in the calculations of overtime.

For any separate check, if an employee has an additional tax amount in his/her record, the additional tax will be deducted from both the regular check and the separate check.

There will be no direct deposit for this payment.
Payroll Register and Employee's Check/Advice The earn code HBO and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register.

 The earnings description "Holiday Bonus" and the amount will be displayed on the employee's check stub or advice.
Questions Questions pertaining to this bulletin should be directed to your payroll auditor.