Currently, the majority of state employees who are paid through the state's payroll system are paid on a monthly basis and some state employees are paid bi-weekly. Pursuant to current law, for pay periods that begin on or after July 1, 2017, all state employees who are paid through the state's payroll system will be paid twice monthly.
The bill allows the state personnel director to delay the implementation date of the twice monthly payroll system if necessary due to the implementation of the new human resources information system. If there will be a delay in the implementation of the twice monthly payroll system, the state personnel director is required to notify affected employers and employees and the general assembly of the delay and of the new start date for the twice monthly payroll system.
In addition, current law allows any state employee to apply to the department of personnel for a one-time loan to assist the employee in July 2017 and specifies that an employee may repay the loan either with a deduction from each paycheck for a specified period or with annual leave. The bill eliminates the option to repay the loan with annual leave. The bill also requires the state personnel director to delay the month for which employees may apply for a loan if the implementation date of the twice monthly payroll system is delayed.