2020 Arkansas Code
Title 19 - Public Finance
Chapter 4 - State Accounting and Budgetary Procedures
Subchapter 16 - Salaries and Payroll Disbursement
§ 19-4-1607. Monthly, biweekly, weekly, and hourly salaries

Universal Citation: AR Code § 19-4-1607 (2020)
  1. (a)

    1. (1) Except for those state agencies which operate principally on a scholastic year, or on a part-time basis, or where such salaries or personal services are specifically established for a period less than one (1) year, all salaries established by the General Assembly shall be considered to be a maximum amount to be paid for a twelve-month payroll period. No greater amount than that established for the maximum annual salary of any state official or employee shall be paid to such employee during any such twelve-month payroll period, nor shall more than one-twelfth (1/12) of such annual salary be paid to any such employee during any calendar month unless authorized in this subchapter.

    2. (2) The limitations set out in this section may be converted to biweekly or weekly increments of one-twenty-sixth (1/26) or one-fifty-second (1/52) of the maximum annual salary.

    3. (3) For complying with federal requirements, upon approval of the Secretary of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services in consultation with the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, the maximum annual salaries may be converted to hourly rates of pay for positions established on the basis of twelve (12) months or less if authorized by law.

  2. (b) The remuneration paid to an employee of the state may exceed the maximum annual salary as authorized by the General Assembly as follows, and the following shall not be construed as payment for services or as salary as contemplated by Arkansas Constitution, Article 16, § 4:

    1. (1) Overtime payments as authorized by law;

    2. (2) Payment of a lump sum to a terminating employee, to include lump-sum payments of sick leave balances upon retirement as provided by law;

    3. (3) Payment for overlapping pay periods at the end of a fiscal year as defined or authorized by law;

    4. (4) Payment for the biweekly twenty-seven (27) pay periods;

    5. (5) Payment for career service recognition as authorized by law; and

    6. (6) Payment in accordance with special language salary provisions in individual agency appropriation acts.

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