NYS Comptroller Seal


Bureau of State Payroll Services



Date:  June 7, 2004

Bulletin No.  SP-76


Equipment Allowance Payment for Employees Represented by the NYS Police Investigators Association (NYSPIA)



To provide procedures for processing Equipment Allowance Payments.

Affected Employees

Investigators and Senior Investigators in Bargaining Unit 62.


Payment will be made in a separate check, Administration Pay Period 6L, checks dated 6/30/04.


Chapter 8 of the Laws of 2001 provides an Equipment Allowance Payment for eligible employees.


Eligibility and Payment Amount

Employees who are active in Bargaining Unit 62 on 4/01/04 shall receive $177.00 for equipment purchased.   Employees who are on Leave Without Pay on 4/01/04 are eligible for payment upon return to the payroll.


Agency Actions

Payments are to be processed through the Time Entry page as follows:

Earnings Begin Date:      6/03/04

Earnings End Date:         6/16/04

Earn Code:                      EQA

Amount:                           $177.00


Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck

The Earn Code EQA will be displayed on the Payroll Register.   The earnings description, Equipment Allowance, will appear on the employee's pay stub.


There will be no Direct Deposit for this payment.


The Equipment Allowance Payment is not included in the calculation of overtime but is included as salary for retirement purposes.



Questions about this payment may be referred to your payroll auditor.