Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for PEF
For HSC & West Campus PEF Represented Employees
The 2011-2015 Agreement between the State and PEF provides for a Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP). This program allows eligible employees to exchange previously accrued annual (vacation) and/or personal leave in return for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of NYSHIP premiums on a bi-weekly basis.
During calendar year 2012, full-time employees who enroll in this program will forfeit a total of 3.0 days (22.5 hours for a 37.5 hour workweek, 24 hours for a 40 hour workweek) or 6.0 days (45 hours for a 37.5 hour workweek, 48 hours for a 40 hour workweek) of annual and/or personal leave for a credit of $500 for 3.0 days ($19.23 bi-weekly) or $1000 for 6.0 days ($38.46 bi-weekly).
This credit will be applied towards the bi-weekly health insurance premium and will be reflected in the paychecks issued from January 4, 2012 through December 19, 2012. Eligible part-time employees may elect to participate on a pro-rated basis in accordance with their employment percentage.
To be eligible to enroll you must:
- Be an employee covered by the 2011-2015 New York State/PEF collective bargaining agreements in a title below Salary Grade 25;
- Have a minimum combined balance of annual and personal leave of at least 8 days after electing to enroll; and
- Be a NYSHIP enrollee (contract holder) in either the Empire Plan or an HMO at the time of enrollment.
The enrollment period for the 2012 PEP program is October 31, 2011 through December 5, 2011. Eligible employees may elect to participate in the Productivity Enhancement Program by completing the enrollment form and submitting it by Monday, December 5, 2011 to:
Human Resource Services
390 Administration Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751
A complete description of the program is available on the civil service website at http://www.cs.state.ny.us/attendance_leave/index.cfm
If you require additional information regarding the program, please contact Lorraine Berry at (631) 632-6189.