TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-60
Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-60-7.2


§ 16-60-7.2 Longevity payments – Nonclassified employees.

(a) The non-classified employees of the board of regents for elementary and secondary education, except for non-classified employees already receiving longevity increases, shall be entitled to a longevity payment in the amount of five percent (5%) of base salary after ten (10) years of service and increasing to a total of ten percent (10%) of base salary after twenty (20) years of service. The provisions of this section shall apply only to employees under the grade of nineteen (19). The longevity payments shall not be included in base salary.

(b) The board of regents is authorized to promulgate regulations implementing the provisions of this section.

(c) Beginning on July 1, 2011, notwithstanding any rule, regulation, or provision of the public laws or general laws to the contrary, there shall be no further longevity increases for employees of the board of regents for elementary and secondary education; provided, however, for employees with longevity provisions pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement in effect on June 1, 2011, longevity increases shall cease beginning on July 1, 2011 or beginning upon the expiration of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, whichever occurs later. To the extent an employee has previously accrued longevity payments, the amount of the longevity payment earned by the employee for the last pay period in June, 2011 shall be added to the employee's base salary as of June 30, 2011, or in the case of an employee with longevity provisions pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement in effect on June 1, 2011, the amount of the longevity payment earned by the employee for the latter of the last pay period in June or the last pay period prior to the expiration of the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall be added to the employee's base salary as of June 30, 2011 or upon the expiration of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, whichever occurs later.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 571, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 55; P.L. 2011, ch. 151, art. 8, § 3.)