July 8, 2015

Budget Bulletin Released For July 2015 General Salary Increase

DOB has officially released Budget Bulletin D1132 (https://www.budget.ny.gov/guide/bprm/bulletins/d-1132.pdf) authorizing the July 2015 general salary increase. As OMCE published earlier, the pay dates will be:

     July 23, 2015 for Institution Payroll employees (June 25th pay period)

     July 29, 2015 for Administration Payroll employees (July 2nd pay period)

Please note the following excerpted from the bulletin:

Additionally, Part H of Chapter 55 of the Laws of 2015 (i.e., the M/C Parity Bill) provides a situation where certain M/C employees are NOT eligible to receive the increase and a situation where others may only receive a partial increase.

The intent is to prevent State employees who received the collectively negotiated General Salary Increases in their union-represented positions from receiving │ them again as parity increases in their Management/Confidential positions when the resultant M/C salary would exceed the job rate of the employee’s position on the July 1, 2015 M/C Salary Schedule.

 The two situations include:

 1. Not Eligible for 2% Parity Increase. M/C officers or employees who were promoted or appointed to M/C positions from positions represented by one of the State’s public employee unions and whose salary, immediately prior to July 1, 2015, is at or above the job rate of their M/C salary grade or equated salary grade on the July 1, 2015 M/C Salary Schedule are not eligible to receive the 2% Parity Increase;

2. Eligible for Partial Parity Increase. M/C officers or employees who were promoted or appointed to M/C positions from positions represented by one of the State’s public employee unions are prohibited from receiving any portion of the increase which causes such officer’s or employee’s salary to exceed the job rate of their M/C salary grade or equated grade on the July 1, 2015 M/C Salary Schedule. Such employees may only receive a partial increase capped at the job rate of their salary grade or equated grade on the July 1, 2015 M/C Salary Schedule. Nevertheless, even in these two situations, it may be appropriate to provide the 2% Parity Increase if the employee’s salary does not properly reflect the effect of the three percent general salary increase effective April 1, 2009 or the four percent general salary increase effective April 1, 2010. For these cases, or other situations that may transpire, agencies will be contacted to review the salary histories of certain employees and will work with the Division of the Budget to provide these increases, if appropriate, retroactive to July 1, 2015.