UUP Deficit Reduction Program-UPDATE!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

If you were employed as a UUP bargaining unit member at SUNY between September
1, 2013 and June 30, 2015 and are still on payroll, the repayment of Deficit
Reduction Program withholding deducted during that period will begin on June
30, 2016 and continue for 39 pay periods. The DRP will be repaid in equal amounts.
Because of the lag payroll the first repayment will be noticed in the July 27
paycheck. If you are on a 21 pay period cycle you will begin seeing the
repayment in September. If you separate from State service before the end of
the repayment period you will receive the remaining amount owed in one
lump.  The Deficit Reduction Program repayment is pensionable but is not
included in the calculation of overtime. These monies are taxable income and
are subject to all employment taxes and income taxes. Under the state's Deficit
Reduction Program for UUP, employees will be repaid the money owned to them, up
to a total of seven days' pay.

If you have any questions about the Deficit Reduction Program please contact
UUP at 800-342-4206.

In Solidarity,
Fred