Section 26.3
June 2014

TO: Manual Recipients
FROM: Blaine Ryan-Lynch, Director of Staffing Services
SUBJECT: Implementation of the Productivity Enhancement Program for 2014–DC-37

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) allows eligible DC-37-represented employees in the Executive branch to exchange previously accrued annual leave (vacation) and/or personal leave in return for a credit to be applied toward their employee share NYSHIP premiums on a biweekly basis.  Attached please find the Program Description and the enrollment form for the 2014 PEP Program.

The starting and ending dates of the PEP program for 2014 are detailed in the Program Description.  The enrollment period for 2014 will be Friday, June 27, 2014 through Friday, July 18, 2014.

Implementation of the program will require action on the part of agency personnel officers, agency timekeepers, and agency health benefits administrators (HBAs).  Specifically, agency personnel officers will be responsible for (1) 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 should be directed to the Attendance and Leave Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-2295.  

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.

Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) Program Description
Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) Enrollment Form