Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2021: UUP and MC-13

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Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2021: UUP and MC-13

UUP and MC-13 – The PEP program allows eligible employees to exchange annual leave for a health insurance premium credit.

The Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) allows eligible employees to exchange previously accrued vacation leave in return for a credit to be applied towards their employee share of health insurance premiums on a biweekly basis.

The enrollment period for the 2021 plan year will be from Monday, November 2, 2020, through Monday, November 30, 2020. Employees are required to submit a separate enrollment form for each year in which they wish to participate.

Below you will find the eligibility criteria and enrollment information broken down by union/bargaining unit.

*Note: Faculty excluded unless you have 12-month obligation and accrue vacation.

Sick accruals may not be exchanged for this program.

The credit applied is $23.08/$46.15 per pay period OR the biweekly cost of the enrollee’s employee share NYSHIP contribution, whichever is less.

Part-time employees will be pro-rated accordingly based on work percentage.

UUP and MC-13 with an annual salary of $70,947 and below:

Full-time employees who enroll in this program forfeit a total of:

3 days of annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit up to $600/$23.08 per check.

OR

6 days of annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit of up to $1200/$46.15 per check.

UUP and MC-13 earning more than $70,947 and below $101,385:

2 days of annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit of up to $600/$23.08 per check.

OR

4 days of annual leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit up to $1200/$46.15 per check.

Eligibility:

• Be employed on a Calendar Year or College Year basis;

• Be a full-time employee with an annual salary below $101,385 OR part-time employee whose biweekly salary is within this salary range at the time of enrollment;

• Be an employee covered by the 2016-22 New York State/UUP Collective Bargaining Agreement or a SUNY MC employee;

• Be a NYSHIP enrollee (contract holder) in either the Empire Plan or an HMO;

• Be eligible to receive an employer contribution toward NYSHIP premiums (or be on leave without pay from a position in which the employee is normally eligible for an employer share contribution toward NYSHIP premiums); and

• Have a sufficient annual leave balance to make the full leave forfeiture without bringing their annual leave balance below 8 days or a prorated balance for part-time employees respectively

To enroll in the program for the 2021 plan year, employees must meet all eligibility criteria at the time of enrollment.

Enrollment:

Please complete the form found below. Forms may be faxed to (585) 395-5275 or mailed to The Benefits and Payroll Office. Alternatively, you may scan and send forms to the secure email address sstarr@brockport.edu.

Please contact Serena Starr or Michelle DeMonte with any questions.

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Contact:

Serena Starr: sstarr@brockport.edu or Michelle DeMonte: mdemonte@brockport.edu

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