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Bureau of Human Resources

December 20, 2000


TO: All Personnel Officers, Directors of Administrative Services, Payroll Managers
SUBJECT: Salary Schedule Adjustment Effective January 1, 2001


Purpose - The purpose of this memorandum is to provide Exeuctive and Legislative Branch agencies with instructions for processing a salary schedule adjustment for employees who are eligible to receive this adjustment.

Salary schedules shall be modified on January 1, 2001, by eliminating the current Step 01 in each pay range in the salary schedules and renumbering the remaiing steps such that the current Step 02 becomes the new Step 01, the current Step 03 becomes the new Step 02, and so forth.  A new step shall be added at the end of each salary range that shall be four percent (4%) greather than the current highest step.  Effective with the start of the pay week closest to January 1, 2001, employees shall be compensated at the new rate assigned their range and step in the modified salary schedules.

Salary Spec 33 Range 18 Step 01 (Maine State Troopers - 28 Day Cycle Salary Schedule) will remain the same.  This salary schedule for Range 18 will begin with eliminating Step 02 and renumbering the remaining steps such that the current Step 03 become the new Step 02, the current Step 04 becomes the Step 03, and so forth.  A new step shall be added at the end of the salary range that shall be four percent (4%) greater than the current highest step.  Effective with the start of the pay week closest to January 1, 2001, employees shall be compensated at the new rate assigned their range and step in the modified salary schedules.

Eligiblity for Increase - All employees are eligible to receive a salary schedule adjustment unless a fixed salary is set by statute.  Some employees' salaries are set by or subject to the approval of the Governor or a Board or Commission.  Specific approval from the salary setting authority must be obtained for all such employees as prescribed by Law before a general increase through electronic means.  All of the following conditions must be met:

  1. Employees must be on active pay status (employment status 1).
  2. The employee cannot be redlined.
  3. The position must be active as of January 1, 2001.
  4. The employee must be assigned to an eligible administrative unit and salary specification.

Eligible Salary Specifications:

01 = Administrative Services
02 = Financial Order - Major Policy Influencing
03 = Educator in Administrative Unit B
04 = Professional & Technical
05 = Nurse Management (with Stipend)
06 = Institutional Services
07 = Nurses with Stipend
08 = Educator in Unit D
09 = Supervisory
10 = Nurse Management (Confidential with Stipend)
11 = Military Firefighter
12 = Operations, Maintenance & Support
16 = Clinical Director
19 = Education - Confidential
20 = Law Enforcement
25 = Law Enforcement (Combined 28 Day Schedules)
30 = State Police - Non-Standard
33 = State Police - 28 Day
43 = Legislative Non-Partisan/State Paid Retirement
47 = Confidential
48 = Medical Personnel
49 = Superintendent at AMHI
58 = Legislative Employees - Employee Paid Retirement
66 = Superintendent at BMHI

Eligible Administrative Units:

A = Administrative Services Bargaining Unit
B = Professional & Technical Services Bargaining Unit
C = Institutional Services Bargaining Unit
D = Supervisory Services Bargaining Unit
E = Operations, Maintenance & Support Services Bargaining Unit
F = Law Enforcement Bargaining Unit
G = State Police Bargaining Unit
H = Major Policy Influencing
L = Legislative
M = Special Assistants to the Governor (Note 1)
O = Employees who have a salary which is set by statute (Note 1 and 2)
X = Confidential Employees with Civil Service Status
Y = Employees whose salary is set by Financial Order/Governor's Memo (Note 1)
Z = Employees who are statutorily removed from Collective Bargaining (Notes 1 and 2)

(Note 1 - Authorization Required)
(Note 2 - Some employees' salary may be set at a fixed amount in statute and therefore may not be eligible for the general increase)

Employees for Whom Manual Processing is Required

1.  All redlined employees who are eligible for an increase must be processed by submitting a Human Resource Profile to the Bureau of Human Resources, ATTN: Jeannie Johnson by the following deadlines:

Attach any necessary approvals from the appropriate salary setting authority as may be required by law.  Please contact this agency for assistance with special or unique situations.

2.  Salary adjustments for teachers who receive prorated paychecks must be determined by calculating the incremental increase in daily pay that will be earned for days to be worked on or after January 1, 2001 for the remainder of the contract year in effect as of January 1st and by paying the additional amount earned on a prorated basis in the paychecks to be received during the remainder of the contract year.

3.  Employees who are on unpaid leave of absence will not be processed for the general increase until they return from leave.  Agencies are responsible to process this salary change when returning employees to active status.

4.  The general increase for Highway Crew employees must be processed by submitting the appropriate electronic transactions to the MFASIS technical team.

5.  TEMP COMP pay will be recalculated automatically using the "5% promotion rule".  The grade and step in the acting assignment that satisfies this rule will be identified and the appropriate differential will be as the TEMP COMP rate.  However, the "5% promotion rule" does not always apply to acting assignments.  Agencies must review all TEMP COMP rates and correct any that must be adjusted due to misapplication of the 5% promotion rule".

Processing Procedures and Key Dates

A processing calendar is attached to this memorandum and should be studied in detail.  The following key dates and notes will assist you in your ongoing on MFASIS HR and Payroll, and with the processing of the general increase:

Saturday, December 30th - New salary tables will be loaded on the production system.  Refreshing the salary step for any employee after these new tables have been loaded will load the new rate of pay into the employee record.  New rates will be loaded in master file records for Cycle B employees.

The week Beginning January 1st - Cycle A agencies cannot make any master file changes for the pay period ending December 30th as incorrect salary rates may be introduced into the employee record from the new salary tables.

Saturday, January 6th - New rates will be loaded in Master file records for Cycle A employees.


Cycle B Time and Attendance Worksheet for the General Salary Increase

The general salary increase for Cycle B employees splits the pay period for the pay date of January 17, 2001.  Cycle B payroll officers may make their time and attendance entries for the January 17th pay date from Monday, January 8th thru Thursday, January 11th.  These instructions address the impact on time attendance of applying the general salary increase for this split pay period.

1.  Any employee who works his or her standard hours will not require time and attendance entries.

2.  Employees who work overtime or other non-regular hours will require two time and attendance entries.


Regular rate before increase:                $10.00
Regular rate after increase:                   $10.30
Overtime rate before increase:             $15.00
Overtime rate after increase:                $15.45

First week regular time worked:                  40 hours
First week premium overtime worked:          3 hours
Second week regular time worked:             40 hours
Second week premium overtime worked:      1 hour

The time and attendance entries required are:

Hours Rate Reg/OT Type
04000 1000000 0
00300 1500000 2
04000 1030000 0
00100 1545000 2

Mileage Allowance - Effective January 1, 2001, the mileage allowance will be increased from twenty-six cents ($.26) per mile to twenty-eight cents ($.28) per mile.


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