(Mary Rubilotta, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration, Oct. 21, 2014)
CSEA has reached an agreement with UCS that in some instances will no longer discourage an employee from taking a promotion because he/she fears losing time toward a longevity payment or receiving the longevity payment itself when they begin in 2016. This agreement will allow certain employees who promote to utilize their service time at "job rate" toward meeting the longevity payment eligibility in the new higher-graded position.
For instance, a grade 18 employee who has been at or above max for three years and takes a promotion to a grade 19 and remains at or above max will get credit for the three years at or above max at the lower salary grade toward meeting longevity payment eligibility in the promotional position. This employee would not have to start over and work an additional four years of service at or above max before earning a longevity payment. Instead, this employee would be credited with three years of service at or above max and need one more year to earn a longevity payment in the higher graded position.