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   Item: Date  01/01/2006  Item No. 936 – E SUBJECT: Increase in Family Sick Leave for Executives EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2006 In accordance with Section 5-200(p) of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management approves the increase of family sick leave for eligible executives from three (3) days per calendar year to five (5) days per calendar year.

Family sick leave shall be granted in the event of critical illness or severe injury to a member of the immediate family creating an emergency. Immediate family means spouse, domestic partner, father, mother, sister, brother, or child and also any relative who is domiciled in the employee's household.

The sick leave is being extended to executives as it has been to other Executive Branch employees. This item supersedes Regulation 5-247-4 (3). This item is effective January 1, 2006.


Approved by:
Linda J. Yelmini 9/7/2005
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Linda J. Yelmini, Commissioner – DAS

Robert L. Genuario 12/13/2005
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Robert L. Genuario, Secretary – OPM

   Item: Date  12/01/2010  Pursuant to the authority outlined in CGS § 5-200(p)(2), the provisions of the Arbitration Award issued by Arbitrator Roberta Golick on September 22, 2010 (attached hereto and made a part hereof) are hereby extended to certain employees of Higher Education Institutions as defined in said Award that are not members of any collective bargaining unit. The extension of benefits shall be applicable to such unrepresented individuals employed by any such institution on December 1, 2010 who are members of the Alternate Retirement System on that date. Such individuals shall have until May 31, 2011 to make the election to transfer to the State Employees Retirement System and such election shall be subject to the rules and regulations established by the State Comptroller’s Retirement Services Division.

   Item: Date  01/05/2011  Pursuant to the authority outlined in C.G.S. Section 5-200(p) and Section 5-200(q), the provisions of the Agreement between the State of Connecticut and SEBAC to institute an earlier effective date for group health coverage to eligible employees are hereby extended to Executives, Managers, Confidential employees of the Executive Branch, and to Legislative and Judicial employees. This item also applies to unclassified employees of the boards of trustees of the constituent units of higher education. Specifically, the Agreement specifies group medical insurance coverage for eligible employees shall be effective the first day of the month immediately following the date of employment or the first day of the month immediately following the date the employee is eligible for such coverage, whichever is later. This benefit applies only to employees hired on or after January 5, 2011 and does not alter the eligibility requirements for health insurance coverage.

   Item: Date  09/01/2011  Pursuant to Public Act 11-61 (Section 165) as amended by Public Act 11-1 (Section 11(b)) this item extends all health care and pension benefits included in the 2011 Agreement between the State of Connecticut and SEBAC to all employees exempt from collective bargaining in the executive, legislative and judicial branches and to those in state aided institutions and quasi public agencies participating in the State Employees Retirement System. Pursuant to Public Act 11-61 (Section 165) as amended by Public Act 11-1 (Section 11 (c)) this item implements changes to the longevity payments for executive branch managers and confidential employees in the MP, MD and VR pay plans and the constituent units of higher education and the Board of Regents for Higher Education, comparable to the eligibility requirements of the executive longevity pay plan. More specifically: (1) The MP and MD longevity pay plans currently in effect and the longevity pay plans in effect for the constituent units of higher education and the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall continue. (2) Effective September 1, 2011 longevity payments shall only be made to those employees that were eligible for and received such payments in April 2011. (3) For those employees receiving longevity payments in October 2011 and thereafter, such payments shall be based on the years of service such employee had on September 1, 2011.

   Item: Date  09/01/2011  Pursuant to Public Act 11-61 (Section 165) as amended by Public Act 11-1 (Section 11(c)) this item implements changes to the longevity payments for managers and confidential employees in the Division of Criminal Justice comparable to the eligibility requirements of the Executive longevity pay plan. More specifically: (1) The DM and CJ longevity pay plans currently in effect shall continue. (2) Effective September 1, 2011 longevity payments shall only be made to those employees that were eligible for and received such payments in April 2011. (3) For those employees receiving longevity payments in October 2011 and thereafter, such payments shall be based on the years of service such employee had on September 1, 2011.

   Item: Date  09/01/2011  Item No. 1350-E provided authority to base longevity payments on salary grade CL 23 for Executive Secretaries. Effective September 1, 2011 Attachment A (Section B. Longevity) of the 2011 SEBAC Agreement applies to Executive Secretaries. Specifically: New employees – No employee first hired on or after July 1, 2011 shall be entitled to a longevity payment; provided, however, any individual hired on or after said date who shall have military service which would count toward longevity under current rules shall be entitled to longevity if they obtain the requisite service in the future. Current employees – Executive Secretaries shall not receive a longevity payment in October, 2011. Additionally, no service shall count toward longevity for the two (2) year period beginning July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013, any service accrued during that period shall be added to their service for the purpose of determining their eligibility and level of entitlement if it would have counted when performed.

   Item: Date  06/27/2014   1870-E DCJ Pay Plan Changes and Increases

   Item: Date  03/08/2013  Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement dated March 8, 2013 of a prohibited practice complaint, this item extends the terms of the settlement agreement to all employees exempt from collective bargaining in the executive, legislative and judicial branches participating in the State Employees Retirement System..

Under its terms, certain SERS members may elect to retire in lieu of layoff.

1. Eligibility: SERS members who were under the age of 55 AND had twenty-five or more years of service prior to August 31, 2011.

2. Election period: Eligible SERS members must irrevocably elect to retire in lieu of layoff AND sign a stipulated agreement (sample attached) by May 1, 2013.

3. Retirement date: Eligible Tier I members must retire no later than July 1, 2013. Tier 2 members must retire no later than September 1, 2014.

4. Benefit to Tier I members (must retire no later than July 1, 2013): The eligible member may elect between the following two options:

a. Have their benefit reduced by 4.5% for each year they are under 55 as of their date of retirement (no later than July 1, 2013) and be entitled to the COLA provisions of individuals who retired after October 1, 2011; OR

b. Have their benefit reduced by 6.0% for each year they are under 55 as of their date of retirement (no later than July 1, 2013) and be entitled to the COLA provisions of individuals who retired before October 1, 2011.

5. Benefit to Tier II members who elect to retire no later than July 1, 2013: The eligible member may elect between the following two options:

a. Have their benefit reduced by 4.5% for each year they are under 60 as of their date of retirement (no later than July 1, 2013) and be entitled to the COLA provisions of individuals who retired after October 1, 2011; OR

b. Have their benefit reduced by 6.0% for each year they are under 60 as of their date of retirement (no later than July 1, 2013) and be entitled to the COLA provisions of individuals who retired before October 1, 2011.

6. Benefit to Tier II members who elect to retire after July 1, 2013 and no later than September 1, 2014: The benefit will be reduced like any other early retirement benefit (6% for each year before eligibility for normal retirement), however, individuals who elect to retire in lieu of layoff will be entitled to the COLA provisions in effect for individuals who retired prior to October 1, 2011.

7. Replacement of the positions of individuals electing to retire in lieu of layoff: An agency may request to have the position(s) refilled for individual(s) electing to retire in lieu of layoff, however, the budgetary restrictions presently in place remain in effect.

Any eligible SERS member who wishes to take advantage of this offer must sign an irrevocable election to retire no later than July 1, 2013 for Tier 1 or September 1, 2014 for Tier 2 members. Such irrevocable election must be signed no later than May 1, 2013. Any eligible SERS member who makes this election relinquishes any and all reemployment and/or SEBAC rights to which they might be entitled.

   Item: Date  07/12/2013   1937-E LONGEVITY CA and CR

   Item: Date  07/01/2013  1942-E COLA Certain LU 01 Ees

   Item: Date  07/01/2013  SALARY INCREASES FOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

   Item: Date  07/01/2014   2090-E COLAs MD, MP, SE, DM, CJ-EX, CERTAIN VR

   Item: Date  07/01/2014   2091-E COLA FOR CERTAIN EX EMPLOYEES

   Item: Date  01/01/2015   2092-E Annual Increase for CJ-EX

   Item: Date  01/23/2001  In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 4-40 and 5-200(p), Item No. 9023E allows employees who are either Executives assigned to the EX compensation plan, employees who are gubernatorial appointees assigned to the MP compensation plan, or employees of the Office of the Governor to donate vacation and personal leave accruals to other employees who are either Executive employees assigned to the EX compensation plan, gubernatorial appointees assigned to the MP compensation plan, or employees of the Office of the Governor who are absent as a result of a long term illness or injury.

The following criteria must be met in order for the donation to be allowed:

1. The absent employee must have achieved permanent status and have a MINIMUM of SIX (6) MONTHS of state service. The absent employee must have exhausted all of his/her accrued paid time and otherwise be on leave without pay status.

2. Anyone eligible to donate vacation or personal leave shall submit the request to the agency head (or Human Resources representative) of the absent employee. The request should include:
a.The name and official title of the employee to whom the leave time is being donated;
b.The names and official titles of employees who are willing to donate; and
c.The number of days of vacation and/or personal leave being donated by each employee

3. In order to insure compliance with this item, the agency head (or Human Resources representative) of the absent employee should attach the following information along with the request and retain for their file:
a.The absent employee’s length of service;
b.The absent employee’s sick leave record for the current and previous year; and
c.The current medical certificate stating the nature of the illness, the prognosis and the probable date when the employee will return to work

4. The agency Human Resources representative shall review all requests to insure that the absent employee meets the criteria in (1.) above.

5. Donation of vacation and personal leave may occur only between employees who are either assigned to the EX compensation plan, are gubernatorial employees assigned to the MP compensation plan or who are employed at the Office of the Governor. Donation of vacation and personal leave may occur regardless of which agency the employees authorized under this item are assigned to.

6. Donation shall be made in minimum units of one day (or the equivalent hours) only.

7. If the request to donate vacation and/or personal leave is approved, the donated days will be transferred to the sick leave account of the absent employee. The actual transfer will occur on the date upon which the absent employee exhausts all accrued leave time. If the donation is occurring into a different agency/payroll, written confirmation must be received indicating that the time has been deducted from the donating employees before the time is credited to the absent employee.

8. The absent employee may use the days in the same manner as any other sick leave, including the “pay off” of previously advanced sick leave days (as provided in Regulation 5-247-5). The donated time will remain as accrued sick leave for the absent employee and may not be returned to the donating employees even if the absent employee returns to work before exhausting all of the donated time.

   Item: Date  04/17/1996  In accordance with Section 5-201 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services and the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management establish a prevailing rate of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) per diem in lieu of expenses for members of the Employees' Review Board to be effective upon approval.

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