The 2011 – 2016 Agreements between the State and CSEA include a
Deficit Reduction Plan for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Under the agreement, CSEA represented employees must take a
total of five days unpaid deficit reduction leave over the
remainder of contract year 2011-12 and a total of four days
unpaid leave during contract year 2012-13 and receive reduced
pay in each contract year.
The Division of Budget has implemented a plan to reduce all CSEA
represented employees pay by 3.333% for the remaining pay
periods of fiscal year 2011-12 beginning September 15, 2011 and
continuing through March 31, 2012. Full time employees will be
credited with five (5) days of DRL (Deficit Reduction Leave).
The credit for part time employees will be prorated.
DRL days will be added to a revised attendance record on
September 15, 2011. The revised form can be found at
exhaust their 5 days of 2011-12 DRL no later than March 31,
2012. Employees will receive a new allotment of 4 days of DRL
for fiscal year 2012-13 which must be used before the end of
that fiscal year.
An employee’s vacation balance normally may not exceed 40 days
on April 1 of each year. For April 1, 2012, an employee’s
vacation balance may increase to 45 days to facilitate use of
Deficit Reduction Leave is to be requested in advance and is
subject to supervisory approval in the same manner as vacation
and personal leave accruals. Time off can be approved for full
days or ¼ hour increments. DRL credits may not be used to cover
unscheduled absences such as calling in sick, but may be used
for preplanned appointments, with prior supervisory approval,
including medical appointments or prescheduled absences normally
charged to sick leave.
If you have any questions about Deficit Reduction Leave, you may
Emmanuel Hillery at ext. 4822, or the Payroll Office at ext. 4124.