Administrative Policies - Policy 0030

State of Vermont
Agency of Administration
Department of Buildings & General Services

Policy 0030

Title: Correctional Facility Pay Differential
Date of Issue: July 11, 2003
Supersedes: Initial Policy 

PURPOSE

The Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) and the Vermont State Employees. Association, Inc. (VSEA) have reached an agreement whereby BGS employees in eligible job classes will receive a living unit differential of $.50 for each hour worked in such unit. This agreement takes effect July 13, 2003, and applies only to hours worked in a Vermont Correctional facility living unit in the presence of inmates.

POLICY

  1. Non-Management Employees. Department of Buildings and General Services employees in the classes listed below, who are actually required to work at least one hour in a correctional facility inmate living unit, on the first or second shift and in the presence of inmates, shall be entitled to receive a living unit differential of $.50 for each hour worked in such unit. Living unit differential shall not be added to the base hourly rate for any pay purposes. The provisions of this section shall sunset, and no longer be in force or have any further effect, if any position(s) in the below listed class(es) are reclassified to a higher pay grade due in whole or in part to the requirement that they perform duties within a correctional facility inmate living unit.

List of eligible classes:

  1. BGS Sprinkler Systems Specialist
  2. Buildings HVAC Specialist
  3. Buildings Project Manager I and II
  4. Buildings Systems Specialist
  5. Pest Control Technician
  6. State Buildings Electrician
  7. State Buildings Plumber
  8. Maintenance Mechanic I, II, and III
  1. Designated Supervisors. Department of Buildings and General Services employees in the classes listed below, who are actually required to work at least one hour in a correctional facility inmate living unit, on the first or second shift and in the presence of inmates, shall be entitled to receive a living unit differential of $.50 for each hour worked in such unit. Living unit differential shall not be added to the base hourly rate for any pay purposes. The provisions of this section shall sunset, and no longer be in force or have any further effect, if any position(s) in the below listed class(es) are reclassified to a higher pay grade due in whole or in part to the requirement that they perform duties within a correctional facility inmate living unit.

List of eligible classes:

  1. Plant Maintenance Supervisor A, B, C, and D 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Employees are responsible for accurately reporting to their supervisors the dates and times they are required to work in a correctional center living unit in the presence of inmates. Employees must work at least one hour as defined above to qualify.

Managers and supervisors are responsible for:

  1. Verifying that the hours reported as qualifying for the living unit differential were, in fact, worked in a correctional center living unit in the presence of inmates and that the employee meets the criteria for the differential.
  2. Ensuring that all affected employees are informed of this policy.

PROCEDURES 

  1. Employees will use code L1+ on their time reports to report all hours worked that meets the criteria for living unit differential.

Department Approval:  Thomas W. Torti, Commissioner

Agency Approval Required:  Michael K. Smith, Secretary

Contact Information

Commissioner's Office

2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, Vermont 05633-5801
(802) 828-3314 

24/7 Statewide Security Phone Number
(802) 828-0777

24/7 Statewide Security Pager
(802) 240-0068