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From: Rita J. Strauss, Director of Contract Administration
March 15, 2016
The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has released Payroll Bulletin 1475 providing for payment of the April 2016 Performance Awards (Lump Sum Longevities) to those who meet the eligibility criteria. As a reminder, employees who were eligible for Performance Awards prior to the expiration of the 2011-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement on April 1, 2015 remain eligible for subsequent Awards each succeeding April, at the same rate received in April 2015. Employees who first became eligible for an Award after April 2015 will not receive the payment until a successor agreement is reached. Awards will be issued in separate checks, dated as follows:
Additionally, as we previously advised, OSC has also released Payroll Bulletin 1467 providing for payment of the April 2016 Performance Advances (Increments or Steps). The effective dates
for these base salary changes are as follows:
Institution Payroll (effective 3/31/16 — in paycheck dated 4/28/16)
Details regarding eligibility for these payments are contained in the attached Payroll Bulletins.
Please direct any questions about the payment schedule or eligibility to your PEF Field Representative.
By pef.org Feb. 17, 2016
Productive contract talks continued this week between the PEF Contract team and State negotiators. Highlights include:
*Nine new negotiation dates have been scheduled between now and May
*At the next session set for February 25th, the focus will be Health Benefits
*The State will put their remaining proposals on the table by March 1
*PEF has reserved the right to open articles as needed during the negotiating process
We have every reason to believe upcoming talks will continue to be productive as we move forward.
UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG
Supreme Court Update on filing the vacant court justice seat
After a careful and deliberate process, President Obama on March 16 nominated Merrick Garland—chief justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit—to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court.
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