Important Payroll Information — Personal Leave Date Extension for Classified Employees
Personal leave dates have been extended for certain Classified employees. Those employees whose personal leave date occurs between the dates of March 9 and May 31, 2020, are affected.
Any unused personal leave(PL) that would expire between the dates of March 9 and May 31, 2020, is extended until an employee’s next personal leave date in 2021. This extension applies to employees represented by the CSEA, PEF, NYSCOPBA, PBANYS bargaining units and those who are Classified M/C. This applies only to unused personal leave that would have been forfeited between the dates of March 9, 2020, to May 31, 2020. Employees who are unable to utilize their remaining personal leave balance due to the COVID-19 crisis, are allowed to carry that unused personal leave forward, in addition to the five days they are credited with on their personal leave date.
For example, an employee has a personal leave date of April 13, 2020. The employee has one remaining day of PL as April 12, 2020, and due to the COVID-19 crisis is unable to use the PL day. In this case, on April 13, 2020, this employee would be allowed to have six PL days — five new PL days in addition to the one day carried forward. The six PL days would have an expiration date of April 12, 2021 (one day before next year’s personal leave date).
The online time and attendance system will automatically adjust the personal leave balance of the affected employees to allow for the carry-over of the unused balance. Employees will see a comment that reads “COVID-19 Adjustment” on the timesheet in which their personal leave date occurs. For employees who complete paper timesheets or time cards, the Payroll office will make the necessary adjustments.
Please note, personal leave is different than vacation leave. Employees whose vacation leave is affected will be notified individually.
We will continue to provide updates as we are made aware of new information.
posted by dlooney [2020-04-13]
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