Date: November 24, 2004 Bulletin Number: SP- 81

2004 State Police Holiday Bonus Pay

To provide the agency with procedures for processing the payment.
Affected Employees
Employees represented by the NYS Police Investigators Association (Bargaining Unit 62) who meet the eligibility criteria.
Effective Date(s)
Payment will be made in a separate check dated December 1, 2004.
Chapter 9 of the Laws of 2000 authorizes continuance of this payment in accordance with Section 216c of the Executive Law.

Payment Amount and Eligibility Criteria

The Holiday Bonus Pay shall be four days of pay for employees in Bargaining Unit 62 who are in Active or Paid Leave status on November 3, 2004.

Eligible employees on an approved Leave Without Pay on the eligibility date are entitled to the payment provided the employee returns to the payroll within one year of the eligibility date.

Employees on Military Stipend 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 page in Pay Periods 17 Lag/18 Current:

Earnings Begin Date: 11/3/04 or date returned to payroll
Earnings End Date: Same as Begin Date
Earn Code: HBO
Days: 4

Miscellaneous Payment Information

The Holiday Bonus Pay is pensionable and is not included in the calculation of overtime.

If there an additional tax amount in the employee’s record, the additional tax will be deducted from both the regular paycheck and the separate check for the Holiday Bonus Pay.

There will be no Direct Deposit for this payment.

Payroll Register and Employee Paycheck

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 pay stub.


Questions pertaining to this Bulletin should be directed to your Payroll Auditor.