3-8-13 Longevity pay for state employees.
Longevity pay for state employees.
Any state employee who is employed in a position
that is eligible for longevity pay and has at least seven years of employment with the State of South
Dakota is entitled to longevity compensation. The longevity compensation for years of employment
seven to ten, inclusive, is one hundred dollars. The longevity compensation for years of employment
eleven to fourteen, inclusive, is equal to ten dollars per year of employment until the fifteenth year
of service at which time the longevity pay shall be equal to fifteen dollars per year of service.
Longevity pay shall increase at five dollar increments thereafter for each additional five years of
employment. The longevity compensation may not be affected by any other compensation and
classification plan except that the longevity compensation shall be distributed in the same manner
and form as prescribed in § 3-8-6. Longevity compensation is payable annually in one lump sum.
Any employee due any portion of the employee's longevity payment upon retirement and meeting
the definition of a participant as set out in subdivision 3-13A-2(8) shall have any such lump-sum
payment transmitted to the fund pursuant to the provisions of § 3-13A-5. The commissioner of the
Bureau of Human Resources shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to determine the state
employee position categories that are eligible for longevity pay, the criteria for payment for prior
years of service, the date for payment, and the type of service that may be used to calculate longevity.
The only employees of the Board of Regents eligible for longevity pay are those nonfaculty
permanent full-time employees who are customarily employed for twenty hours or more a week at
least six months a year.
Any agent, patrolman, or employee of the Division of Highway Patrol of the Department of
Public Safety may elect to receive longevity pay under this section or under § 32-2-10, but may not
receive longevity pay under both provisions at the same time.
Source: SL 1990, ch 32, § 1; SL 1991, ch 34; SL 1995, ch 16; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1),
§ 21; SL 2004, ch 43, § 27; SL 2012, ch 23, § 94.