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Attendance (Part 20)

Absence with Pay
(Part 21)

Leaves Without Pay (Part 22)

Drawing of Earned Credits Upon Separation
(Part 23)

Crediting Other Public Service Employment as State Service (Part 24)

Suspension of Rules
(Part 25)

Applicability (Part 26)


A. Civil Service Attendance Rules

B. Calendar of Legal Holidays & Religious Holy Days

C. Alternative Work Schedules

D. Part-Time Employment

E. Seasonal Employment

F. Attendance Rules for Managerial/Confidential Employees

G. Reciprocal Agreements

H. Leave Donation

I. Family & Medical Leave Act



Policy Bulletin No. 1993-07

Section 26.3 Rules Applicable to Employees in Negotiating Units - August 10, 1993


TO: State Departments and Agencies
FROM: Josephine L. Gambino, Commissioner
SUBJECT: Attendance and Leave Items - 1991-1995 Negotiated Agreement for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit (PS&T)

The following material describes the new or revised attendance and leave provisions contained in the 1991-1995 agreement negotiated with the Public Employees Federation for employees in the PS&T Unit. If you have any questions concerning this material, contact the Employee Relations Section of this Department at (518) 457-2295.

Article 12.15 - Leave for Professional Meetings

The maximum allowable number of days without charge to leave credits an employee may request to attend conferences or seminars of recognized professional organizations has been increased from two to three, effective beginning with fiscal year 1993-1994. Absences under this provision may be restricted to five percent of the profession in the operating unit. This is a change from the ten percent restriction in the 1988-1991 agreement. Approval of such leave, which is at the discretion of the appointing authority, will be based on a determination by the appointing authority that (1) the activity to be undertaken will directly benefit the agency, and (2) the absence will not interfere with the proper conduct of governmental functions.

Employing agencies continue to have the ability to direct attendance at professional conferences or seminars in excess of three days annually where attendance is in the nature of a duty assignment.

Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule (VRWS)

Effective June 3, 1993, for Administrative payrolls and June 10, 1993, for Institution payrolls, PS&T unit employees became eligible to participate in the VRWS program. Guidelines for this program are contained in Attendance and Leave Manual Advisory Memorandum No.93-02 dated June 23, 1993.


Workers' Compensation Medical Evaluation Program

The workers' compensation benefits for PEF-represented employees changed from the Supplemental Pay Program to the Medical Evaluation Program for accidents /incidents occurring on or after July 1, 1993. This new Workers' Compensation Medical Evaluation program is explained in Attendance and Leave Manual Policy Bulletin #93-04 dated June 23, 1993.

Leave Donation

PS&T unit employees became eligible to participate in the Leave Donation Program effective May 12, 1993. This program is identical to that established for Council 82- and CSEA-represented employees and for those designated Managerial/Confidential. These programs all provide for donations both within and across bargaining units for those employed at the same agency or facility. In administering this program, agencies, should follow the guidelines established for the CSEA Leave Donation Program (see the Attendance and Leave Manual Policy Bulletin No. 92-02 [01-02], dated July 30, 1992 [March 23, 2001]). A comprehensive memorandum on the Leave Donation Program applicable to all bargaining units will be issued this fall.