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 2014 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 2014 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 forteiture; and
  • Be a NYSHIP enrollee (contract holder) at the time of the enrollment.

Eligible employees may elect to participate in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) by completing the enrollment form and submitting it by Friday, November 29, 2013 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/pb13-01.pdf

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