18) What is the relationship between longevity and hazard duty pay? How should months of service for each be recorded?
An employee can receive credit for both longevity and hazard duty pay, based on the number of months worked in each type of position. The number of months of service in each type of position is recorded on Screen 101 in the Personnel Maintenance.
For example, an employee went to work for the Police Department as a clerk on July 1st, 1998, six months later, the employee moves into a Police Officer’s position. As of August 1999, this employee would be credited with the following: LONGEVITY Y 006 HAZARD-DUTY Y 008 (July 1-Dec. 31, 1998) (Jan. 1-Aug. 31, 1999)
In the following example, the employee would receive both longevity and hazard duty pay:
An employee has 62 months of full time state service where he was not paid from any type of teaching source funds. He also has 14 months of state service in a position that is eligible for hazard duty pay. Screen 101 would reflect: LONGEVITY Y 062 HAZARD-DUTY Y 014
This employee would receive $20 per month (for every 24 months, or a total of $40) for his longevity and $10 per month for hazard pay (for every 12 months, or a total of $10). Remember, the employee must complete 12 months in a position eligible for hazard duty before receiving any hazard duty pay.
When a person receiving hazard duty pay transfers to a non-hazard duty position, the hazard duty months of service should be zeroed out and the longevity months increased by the hazard duty months of service. Also, the hazard duty code MUST be changed to N so that the accumulation of service months goes to longevity.
The discussion above assumes that the employees are not also working retirees. For working retirees, please review Question 15 above as new laws went into effect June 1, 2005.
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