Another benefit secured by your 2019-2023 PS&T Contract is now available! The Department of Civil Service released a memo on Sept. 3 about the Productivity Enhancement Program for the current year. You can read the full memo here, but here is a summary: PEP allows eligible members to exchange accrued annual and/or personal leave in return for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of their NYSHIP healthcare premium. This negotiated benefit is retroactive to July 1, 2021, (pro-rated for half the year) and is available to eligible members in salary grades 24 (or the equivalent) and below. Members must enroll by October 1, 2021.