Section 26.3
April 2008

TO: All State Agencies
FROM: Terry Jordan, Director of Staffing Services
SUBJECT: Implementation of Productivity Enhancement Program for 2008 for PEF-Represented Employees

This memo transmits the Program Description, the Institution Teachers Appendix and enrollment form for the 2008 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for PEF-represented employees for 2008. The enrollment period is scheduled to run from Monday May 5, 2008 through Wednesday June 4, 2008.

The starting and ending dates of PS&T Unit participation in the 2008 PEP program are detailed in the Program Description. Eligible PS&T Unit employees who enroll will participate in the 2008 PEP program for 13 biweekly payroll periods.

Implementation of the program will require action on the part of agency personnel officers, agency timekeepers, and agency health benefits administrators. Specifically, agency personnel officers will be responsible for (1) announcing the program and providing interested employees with program descriptions and enrollment forms; (2) verifying employee eligibility to participate; and (3) notifying timekeepers and health benefits administrators of participant enrollments and separations from service. Agency timekeepers will be responsible for adjusting the vacation and/or personal leave balances of participants upon enrollment. Questions regarding employee eligibility and leave transactions (with the exception of questions pertaining to Institution Teachers) should be directed to the Attendance & Leave Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-2295. Questions regarding Institution Teachers should be directed to the employee's central personnel office.

Agency health benefits administrators (HBAs) are responsible for processing the Health Insurance Premium Contribution Credit (HIPCC) for PEP enrollees. The Employee Benefits Division will be issuing a separate document with specific instructions for HBAs. Questions regarding health insurance transactions should be directed to your agency's processor in the Employee Benefits Division Operations Unit.

PEP Program Description and Institution Teachers Appendix

PEP Enrollment Form