2013 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)

2013 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)

 

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) allows CSEA- and PEF-represented, and M/C (06 and 13) employees in the Executive Branch to exchange previously accrued annual leave (vacation) and/or personal leave in return for a credit to be applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP premiums on a biweekly basis. In no case can the PEP credit be applied to the employer share of NYSHIP premiums. The PEP program will be available for the entire calendar year in 2013.  

For PEP 2013, full-time MC employees earning up to $59,312 who enroll in the program will forfeit a total of either 3 days or 6 days of annual and/or personal leave standing to their credit at the time of enrollment. Additionally, full-time MC employees earning more than $59,312 and up to $77,454 who enroll in the program will forfeit a total of either 2.25 days or 4.5 days of annual and/or personal leave standing to their credit at the time of enrollment. In return for this leave forfeiture, participants will receive a PEP credit of up to either $500 or $1000, respective to the amount of leave forfeited. Part-time employees whose annual salary rates do not exceed $77,454 may participate on a pro-rated basis if otherwise eligible.

The PEP credit will be applied toward the biweekly premium payments required for coverage under NYSHIP during the plan year. The biweekly amount of the credit for full-time employees will be equal to $19.23 (if forfeiting 3 or 2.25 days), $38.46 (if forfeiting 6 or 4.5 days), OR the biweekly cost of the enrollee’s employee share of the NYSHIP premium, whichever is less. Eligible part-time employees enrolling in PEP will forfeit annual leave on a prorated basis in accordance with their payroll/employment percentage, in return for a prorated credit.

PEP program descriptions and enrollment forms for each group are available here, and on the NYS Dept. of Civil Service website.

Campuses are responsible for notifying their employees of the availability of the program, coordinating the enrollment process, adjusting employee accrual records to reflect the exchange, and entering the appropriate transactions into NYBEAS to generate the premium credit.  Civil Service provides guidance on NYBEAS processing.

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