2019 SLED PAYMENT
(Susan Radosh, CSEA Dep. Director of State Operations, April 3, 2019)
The 2019 Security and Law Enforcement Differential (SLED) payment will be payable in the May 1, 2019 paycheck. Please refer to the following language to review the eligibility criteria:
“Effective April 1, 2019, an eligible uniformed officer holding a title in the Security Series shall receive an annual payment of $500 (prorated for employees working less than full time) which shall not be added to basic annual salary but shall be pensionable. Eligibility for the SLED payment is determined each year. In order to receive a SLED payment, the uniformed officer must (a) be in a security series title on April 1; (b) have served 120 workdays in a title in the security series in the fiscal year for which eligibility is being determined; and (c) have been authorized to carry a firearm on duty between January 1 of the year prior to the SLED payment and March 31 of the calendar year in which the SLED payment is made.”
CSEA has clarified item (c) that the uniformed officer must have been authorized to carry a firearm at any time between January 1 of the year prior and March 31 of the present year. We have also clarified that the September-December 2018 COTs will not be eligible this year for the SLED payment due to the fact that they had not been qualified to carry a firearm as of April 1, 2019.