CHAPTER 501

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 506

AN ACT TO RELIEVE CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE FROM THE OBLIGATION OF REPAYING TO THE STATE CERTAIN EXCESS SALARY PAYMENT UNKNOWINGLY RECEIVED BY SUCH EMPLOYEES.

WHEREAS, during an audit of the Department of Administrative Services conducted by representation of the Auditor of Accounts during the early months of calendar 1975 and continuing to date it has been disclosed that a number of employees of the Department of Administrative Services have received salary and wage payments in excess of amounts which should have been paid to them; and

WHEREAS, such overpayments resulted from misinterpretations of the Merit System Rule pertaining to Supervisory Pay Differential and from administrative miscalcultions; and

WHEREAS, the Director of State Personel has acknowledged that the rule on supervisory pay was subject to a variety of misinterpretations; and

WHEREAS, the thirty (30) employees who received excess salary and wage payments were unaware that the payments received over extended periods of time were incorrect; and

WHEREAS, the salary rates of personnel involved have been adjusted to proper pay grade and step.

NOW, THEREFORE:

Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any

other statute to the contrary any salary overpayments made to employees of the Department of Administrative Services disclosed as a result of and/or in connection with audits conducted in that Department during the early part of 1975 and terminating in mid 1975 shall not be subject to recovery.

Approved June 29, 1976