RETRO PAY DATE – OCTOBER 4TH
(Kathleen Guild, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration, August 14, 2017)
UCS indicated during contract negotiations that September 6th was the date that they had planned to pay out all retro monies if the CSEA contract ratified. It was their hope that the legislation would be passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor right after the ratification vote. Unfortunately, the pay bill was not sent to the Governor until the week before last and was not signed into law by the Governor until last Wednesday. UCS could not move forward with any payments until the bill was signed. Once it was signed, they reached out to the Comptroller's Office to determine when the retro money could be paid. The Office of the State Comptroller is the Agency that processes these payments, and they have indicated that it cannot be completed until the October 4th paycheck.
The other unions’ pay bill was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor before the CSEA pay bill, which is why it will be paid out earlier. CSEA worked with the NYS Legislature to get the bill delivered to the Governor, once we found out it had not been sent.
Please notify your members that October 4th, 2017 is the current pay date for all retro monies. If they notified the payroll office to change their deductions, they should request that they not be changed for the 9/6 date and then request to have it changed for the 10/4 date.