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Bureau of State Payroll Services

Date:  May 17, 2001

 Bulletin No.  SU-54

Subject SUNY Graduate Students Lump Sum Payment
Purpose To provide agency procedures for processing payments.
Affected Employees Graduate Student Employees (BU-28)
Effective Date Payment will be in pay period 4C, check dated May 23, 2001.
Eligibility Requirements Chapter 29 of the Laws of 2001 provides for a cash lump sum payment of $250 or $500.

To be eligible for payment, an employee must be employed on April 25, 2001, and have been employed in the previous semester (Fall 2000). However, employees who had a break in service the previous semester, must have at least one semester of service in the semester immediately prior (Spring 2000).
Agency Processing Information Employees on full assistantships are entitled to receive a cash lump sum payment of $500, and employees on less than full assistantships shall receive $250.

Effective pay period 4C, payments for eligible employees are to be processed through the Time Entry panel as follows:
Earnings Begin Date: 04/25/01
Earnings End Date: 04/25/01
Earn Code: RBP
Amount: $250 or $500

For non-resident aliens, the following Earnings Codes should be used:

XAI for income code 17
YAI for income code 18
ZAI for income code 19

Payroll Register and Employee's Check/Advice The earnings code RBP (XAI, YAI, or ZAI) and the amount will be displayed on the payroll register. The earnings description Ratification Bonus Payment (Ratification Bonus Pymt IC17, IC18 or IC19) will be printed on the employee's pay stub or advice.
Questions Questions about these payments may be directed to SUNY System Administration.

Payroll related questions should be directed to your OSC payroll auditor.