2021 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)

2021 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP)

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2021 allows eligible employees to exchange previously accrued annual leave (vacation) for a credit to be applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP premiums on a biweekly basis. In no case can the credit available through the premium be applied to the employer share of NYSHIP premiums.

Eligible full-time employees who enroll in PEP for the 2021 plan year will forfeit annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of their NYSHIP premiums, in accordance with the PEP guidelines for their employment group (e.g., M/C, UUP). Eligible part-time employees who enroll in PEP will forfeit annual leave in accordance with the PEP guidelnes for their employment group.

The enrollment period for the 2021 PEP program runs from Monday, November 2, 2020 to Monday, November 30, 2020.

Please click on the below links for more PEP program details for the upcoming plan year. Completed enrollment forms must be submitted to your campus Office of Human Resources/Benefits by Monday, November 30, 2020.

UUP-represented and unclassified M/C(13) employees program description and enrollment form

CSEA-represented and classified M/C(06) employees program description and enrollment form


For further information and/or assistance, please contact the Benefits Office at your State-Operated College or Community College campus.

Please note that this information has been prepared as a general summary of the benefits available to SUNY employees. It cannot provide you with the complete details on all benefits related matters. You should carefully review and research the options available to you before making any enrollment decisions. Only authorized representatives from each plan administrator or benefit plan provider are adequately knowledgeable and experienced to fully address your questions or to assist you with many of the technical aspects of their respective programs. The information contained in all SUNY publications and web sites is intended only as a basic summary overview and to provide you with basic points for your consideration. You are invited to contact representatives from the benefit plan in which you are interested for additional information or with specific questions about their respective benefits or coverage.