UUP PEP Announcement

The 2019 Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) allows eligible employees represented by UUP to exchange vacation leave for a credit to be applied toward their health insurance premium. The PEP Credit will applied to biweekly paychecks from January 1, through December 31, 2019. 

The enrollment period for the 2019 calendar year is through Friday, November 16, 2018. 

Eligible full-time employees with a salary of $68,192 and below who enroll in PEP for the 2019 plan year will forfeit a total of three days of vacation leave in return for a credit of up to $600 or six days of leave for a credit of $1200 to be applied toward the employee share of NYSHIP premiums.  Additionally, eligible full-time employees earning more than $68,192 and below $97,448 who enroll in PEP for the 2019 plan year will forfeit a total of two days of vacation leave at the time of enrollment in return for a credit of up to $600 or four days of vacation leave for a credit of $1200 to be applied toward the employee share of NYSHIP premiums.  Employees who forfeit two or three days will receive a biweekly credit of $23.08 and employees who forfeit four or six days will receive a credit of $46.15. The vacation leave days will be deducted from your time sheet at the time of enrollment. 

Part-Time Employees

Eligible part-time employees may participate on a prorated basis.  Part-time annual-salaried employees who meet these eligibility requirements will be eligible to participate on a prorated basis in accordance with their payroll percentage.

The following are the criteria for eligibility for enrollment in the PEP program.

  • Be employed on a Calendar Year or College Year basis;
  • Be a full-time employee with an annual salary below $97,448 OR part-time employee with an annual full-time equivalent salary below $97,448;
  • Be an employee covered by the 2016-22 New York State/UUP Collective Bargaining Agreement;
  • Be a NYSHIP enrollee in either the Empire Plan or an HMO;
  • Be eligible to receive an employer contribution toward NYSHIP premiums (or be on leave without pay from a position in which the employee is normally eligible for an employer share contribution toward NYSHIP premiums); and
  • Have a sufficient vacation leave balance to make the full leave forfeiture without bringing their vacation leave balance below 8 days or a prorated balance for part-time employees respectively.

To sign up, click here, fill out the form and submit it to the Office of Human Resources, 201 Culkin Hall.  Deadline for filing is close of business November 16, 2018.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at x2230 or hr@oswego.edu.