Restore Current Pay Periods For State Employees
In 2015, the general assembly also enacted a one-time loan program that allowed any state employee to apply to the department of personnel for a loan to assist the employee in July 2017, when the transition to the twice a month payroll system would have created a 2-week lag in state employees' pay. It was not necessary for any state employee to use the one-time loan program, and the bill repeals the program.
In 2016, the general assembly enacted a bill to allow the state personnel director to delay the date by which state employees would be paid twice a month after providing notice to state employees and the general assembly. The bill repeals such authority, as the state personnel director no longer intends to implement a twice a month payroll system.
The bill also makes necessary conforming amendments to allow the state's payroll system to pay employees on either a monthly or biweekly basis.
In addition, current law specifies that state employee salaries that are paid on a monthly basis are paid on the last working day of the month; except that the salary for the month of June is paid on the first working day of July (pay-day shift). The bill codifies current practice by specifying that the pay-day shift does not apply to institutions of higher education.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)