Summer 2014 Four-day Workweek and Timekeeping

May 2014

Most Central Office departments have opted to participate in the University’s Summer Four-Day Workweek Plan that will be effective Monday, June 23, 2014 through Friday, August 8, 2014.

Professional Summer Attire Expectations

May 2014

During the hot summer months, we are all trying to manage being cool, comfortable, and fashionable while still maintaining a professional image.

Beach Bash – August 15 at KCC

May 2014

Save the Date! On Friday, August 15, the annual Central Office Beach Bash will be held at Kingsborough Community College.

2014 – 2015 Employee Holiday Calendar

May 2014

The University’s 2014-2015 Employee Holiday Calendar is now available for the period of September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

I.T. Security Procedures and Policy

May 2014

It is critical that all members of the CUNY community learn the importance of IT Security.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Grace Period

February 2014

Beyond the standard December 31 deadline to submit claims for eligible medical services and expenses incurred during the calendar year, the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) offers a grace period of January 1, 2014 through March 15, 2014.

HR Staff Onsite at Your Location

February 2014

Key human resources staff members will visit various Central Office work locations to provide personalized on-site assistance to tax levy employees. Check the schedule of office visits planned to UAPC, CUNY TV, 41st and 57th street locations through June. Mark your calendar.

Update Your Beneficiaries

February 2014

Current beneficiary designations on file are necessary to ensure that certain University benefits are paid promptly to the person(s) you wish. A beneficiary is a person or legal entity that one designates to collect the proceeds from an estate, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy, or transfer on death accounts.

Update Your Emergency Contact Information via CUNYfirst

February 2014

Current primary and secondary emergency contact information is important in case of an illness, injury, urgent situation or disaster during the workday. With a few clicks, HR can contact a reliable loved one to support you during a crisis. Tax levy employees can access their personal information in CUNYfirst via Employee Self Service at https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu

February & March 2014 Workshops

February 2014

This February and March, we are offering three training workshops entitled, Reframing Difficult Workplace Conversations for Positive Outcomes, Dealing with Conflict on Work Teams, and Resilience at Work as part of our annual professional development program.

Women’s Financial Guidance Workshop

February 2014

“She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing” is a financial empowerment workshop created by TIAA-CREF for women, and is open to all CUNY Central Office employees (regardless of gender). This workshop will discuss basic financial terms to improve your knowledge, as well as saving strategies to achieve your retirement goals.

Central Office Time and Leave System Update

February 2014

The Offices of CUNY TV, Student Financial Aid and Public Safety/Security Operations recently went live with using the Central Office Time and Leave System (COTLS) for tracking and managing timesheet entries and leave balances (unscheduled holiday, sick and annual leave).