Updates from GOER on Holiday Compensation Time and Liquidation of Compensatory Time

The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) has issued the following information regarding waiver of holiday compensation time and extension to the deadline for liquidation of compensatory time.

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Waiver of Holiday Compensation Time

The collective bargaining agreements between the State and CSEA, Council 82, DC-37, NYSCOPBA, PBANYS, and PEF allow employee waiver of holiday compensation.

Between April 2 and May 17, 2021, employees should notify their payroll offices in writing, using the form found at this link, if they elect to waive holiday compensation and choose to receive instead compensatory time off for holidays worked. The form should be printed, filled out, and either dropped off at the Payroll Office, or scanned and emailed to payroll@newpaltz.edu.

The waiver will remain in effect until at least April 1, 2022. Employees may also elect to revoke any waiver of holiday compensation now in effect by filing the form with their payroll offices by May 17, 2021. The same privileges are available to management/confidential employees in salary grades M/C 22 and below.

No action is necessary if you do not wish to make a change to your current status.

Liquidation of Compensatory Time

GOER is exercising its discretion to extend the deadline for liquidation of compensatory time off earned for work between 37.5 and 40 hours per week that would otherwise expire on March 31, 2021.

Certain eligible employees are entitled to compensatory time off on a straight-time basis for time worked in excess of 37.5 hours but not in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. Such compensatory time is normally scheduled to be liquidated not later than the close of the fiscal year following the one in which it was earned. For all such compensatory time off scheduled to be liquidated on March 31, 2021, the time to liquidate those hours shall be extended until Dec. 31, 2021. Thereafter, forfeiture of such time shall be governed by current rules.

We will advise if this time frame is extended again.  This extension has no impact on such compensatory time off that was scheduled for liquidation on any other date.

Questions regarding either notice should be directed to the Payroll Office at payroll@newpaltz.edu.