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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Payrolls for Employees in Military Service

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents payment to State Engineer and Surveyor employees for the differential between their military pay and their state salaries, and mostly consists of monthly payrolls providing: name; state title; military rank; monthly state salary; monthly military pay; amount due from state; and governor's approval number. These payments were made pursuant to a law stipulating that state employees would not lose any of their employment privileges due to absence in military service during World War I.
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0.2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1917-1920
Series Number:
A3260

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Chronological by month of payroll.

Administrative History

When the United States entered the First World War in 1917, the New York State Legislature enacted a law stipulating that state employees would not lose any of their employment privileges due to absence in military service, and that they would be paid the difference between their military pay and their state salaries. Later that year the legislature appropriated funds for the salaries of employees in military service.

Scope and Content Note

These records document payment to State Engineer and Surveyor employees for the differential between their military pay and their state salaries. Most of the records are monthly payrolls providing: name; state title; military rank; monthly state salary; monthly military pay; amount due from state; and governor's approval number. There are also a few additional items in the series, including lists of dates on which employees went on the military payroll or returned to work, and a table which apparently lists rates of compensation due at various salary levels.

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