The purpose of this bulletin is to inform agencies of OSC’s automatic processing of the April 2020 Location Pay, Location Mid-Hudson, and Senior Officer Series Differential Increases.
Eligible employees in the following bargaining units who meet the eligibility criteria are affected:
|Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County||DR|
|Suffolk County Court Employees Association||F8|
|Ninth Judicial District Court Employees Association||G9|
|Citywide Association of Law Assistants||SA|
|Communications Workers of America||SD|
|Assoc of Supreme Court Reporters within the City of New York||SG|
|District Council 37||SK|
|Court Attorneys Association of the City of New York||SN|
|New York State Court Officers Association||SR|
|New York State Supreme Court Officers Association||SY|
|New York State Court Clerks Association||S9|
|Civil Service Employees Association||87|
|Unrepresented and Benefits Ineligible Employees||88|
|New York City Judicial Staff||CT|
Chapter 71 of the Laws of 2018, which implemented the various agreements between the Unified Court System of the State of New York and the affected bargaining units (DR, F8, G9, SA, SD, SG, SK, SN, SR, SY, S9) provides for an increase in Location Pay effective April 1, 2020 for employees located in the City of New York and the Counties of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, or Orange. Side Letters to the Agreements for Bargaining Units DR, F8, and SY provide for an increase in Senior Officer Series Differential effective April 1, 2020 for eligible employees.
Chapter 164 of the Laws of 2017, as amended by Chapter 288 of the Laws of 2019, which implemented the 2017-2021 Agreement between the UCS and the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA – BU 87), provides for an increase in Location Pay effective April 1, 2020 for employees located in the City of New York and the Counties of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, or Orange. A Side Letter to the CSEA Agreement provides for an increase in the Senior Officer Series Differential effective April 1, 2020 for eligible employees.
In addition, consistent with prior practice, when a CSEA Agreement is reached, the negotiated changes detailed in the Labor Relations Memorandum are extended to the Management Confidential and Unrepresented employees (BUs 86, 88, CT).
The Location Pay, Location-Mid Hudson Pay, and Senior Officer Series Differential Increases will be paid using the following effective date and check date:
|Pay Cycle/Pay Period Type||Payment Effective Date||Check Date|
|Administration 1 Lag||04/02/2020||04/29/2020|
Employees with an active Additional Pay record for any of the following earnings codes on or after 04/02/2020 and while in an eligible Bargaining Unit are eligible to receive the April 2020 Increases to Location Pay and/or Senior Officer Series Differential, provided the employee has a Payroll Status of Active or Leave With Pay or Leave of Absence with Reason Code WDL on or after the payment effective date.
|Earnings Code||Description||Eligible Bargaining Units|
|LOC||Location Pay||DR, F8, G9, SA, SD, SG, SK, SN, SR, SY, S9, 86, 87, 88, CT|
|LMH||Location Mid-Hudson||SY, 86, 87, 88, CT|
|SOS||Senior Officer Series Differential||DR, F8, SY, 87|
The agency must submit the Location Pay increases for the 5 NYC County Clerks located in 05680.
OSC will automatically insert a row for eligible employees on the Additional Pay page effective 04/02/2020 if a row does not already exist with this effective date, and update the Annual Addl Earnings amount for the following earnings codes with the April 2020 rate. If a row with an effective date of 04/02/2020 already exists, or there is a row(s) with an effective date greater than 04/02/2020, the Annual Addl Earnings amount for the following earnings codes will be updated on the existing row with the April 2020 rate provided the employee remains eligible.
|Earnings Code||Description||April 2020 Rate|
|SOS||Senior Officer Series Differential||$3,160|
Control-D Reports Available After Processing
The following Control-D report will be available after processing of the automatic increase:
NHRP703 Mass Salary Additional Pay Report
This report identifies all employees whose SOS (Senior Officer Series Differential), LOC (Location Pay), and/or LMH (Location Mid-Hudson) earnings were updated. The report will be sorted by DeptID and then by employee name, in alphabetical order. Fields in the report include EmplID, Employee Record Number, Employee Name, Earn Code, Grade, Salary Plan, Bargaining Unit, Part Time Percentage, and Updated Max Effective Dated Amount.
Questions about payment processing should be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.