Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for CSEA/PEF

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) allows eligible CSEA and PEF represented employees to exchange previously accrued annual (vacation) and/or personal leave for a credit to be applied toward their employee share of NYSHIP Health Insurance premiums on a bi-weekly basis.

For Plan Year 2015 PEP Allows:

  • Full-time employees in Salary Grades 1-17 who enroll in the program to forfeit 3 days (22.5 hours for a 37.5 hour workweek, 24 hours for a 40 hour workweek) or 6 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 ($19.23 bi-weekly) or $1000 ($38.46 bi-weekly).
  • Full-time employees in Salary Grades 18-24 who enroll in the program to forfeit a total of 2 days (15 hours for a 37.5 hour workweek, 16 hours for a 40 hour workweek) or 4 days (30 hours for a 37.5 hour workweek, 32 hours for a 40 hour workweek) of annual and /or personal leave for a credit of $500 ($19.23 bi-weekly) or $1000 ($38.46 bi-weekly).
  • Eligible part-time employees may elect to participate on a pro-rated basis in accordance with their employment percentage of effort.

This credit will be applied towards the bi-weekly health insurance premiums paid in the 2015 plan year.

Eligibility Criteria to Enroll:

  • CSEA or PEF represented employees in a title Salary Grade 24 or below or equated to a position at or below Salary Grade 24;
  • Have a combined balance of annual and personal leave of at least 8 days after making the forfeiture; and
  • Be a NYSHIP enrollee (contract holder) at the time of enrollment.

Eligible employees may elect to participate in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) by completing the enrollment form found at http://www.stonybrook.edu/hr (click on the PEP stamp located on our home page) and submit the enrollment form by Friday, November 28, 2014 to:

Human Resource Services
Administration Building - Room 390
Zip - 0751

A complete description of the program is available on the civil service website at http://www.cs.ny.gov/attendance_leave/pb14-02.pdf

If you require additional information regarding the program, please contact Lorraine Berry at (631) 632-6189.