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ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE MANUAL
POLICY BULLETIN 2020-06
Section 26.3
November 2020

TO: Manual Recipients
FROM: Jessica Rowe, Director of Staffing Services
SUBJECT: Implementation of the Productivity Enhancement Program for 2021

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) allows eligible CSEA-represented, DC-37-represented and Managerial/Confidential 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.

The starting and ending dates of the PEP program for 2021 are detailed in the Program Description.  The enrollment period for 2021 will be open Monday, November 2, 2020 through Monday, November 30, 2020.

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 by calling the HBA Help Line at (518) 474-2780.

Attachments:
PEP Program Description
Enrollment Form