IT Security Policy and Revamped Training

May 2016

IT Security plays an important role in protecting the privacy of personal information and data belonging to CUNY faculty, students and staff. We must all ensure that the academic and administrative systems continue to be available for University business, to maintain accurate University data, and prevent unauthorized changes to system information.

Important Changes to your GHI-CBP, HIP HMO, DC37 Med Team Plans

May 2016

Through the joint efforts of the City of New York Office of Labor Relations and the City’s Unions, represented by the Municipal Labor Committee, there are important changes to the GHI Comprehensive Benefits Plan (CBP) and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Plan, the HIP HMO plan, and DC37 Med Team plan that will become effective on July 1, 2016.

Discounted Weight Watchers Memberships

May 2016

The City of New York and its unions have partnered with Weight Watchers to offer a weight loss and health improvement program to employees at a special price. As part of the WorkWell NYC health and wellness initiative, beginning on June 1, 2016, NYC will be covering half of the cost of Weight Watchers programs for employees eligible for health benefits.

Pre-Retirement Seminars

May 2016

Retirement is one of the most important events we will experience. The process may seem daunting, and you may have a lot of questions on preparing for that chapter in your lives. The NYC Office of Labor Relations has designed seminars for employees who are contemplating retirement, and who have specific concerns, for example, the available health benefits options.

CUNY Work/Life EAP

May 2016

The CUNY Work/Life Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service provided for you and your dependents by your employer. This program offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services, which are all designed to assist you and your family in resolving work/life issues in order to live happier, healthier, and more balanced lives.

You Are the Architect of Your Financial Future

May 2016

For full-time members of the instructional staff, keeping on top of your retirement funds can be a nightmare. This informational compilation from York College provides tips on preparing for retirement, understanding your New York State paycheck, optional retirement eligibility, and other contributions and deductions on your paycheck.

Professional Summer Attire Expectations

May 2016

During the hot summer months, we are all trying to manage being cool, comfortable, and fashionable while still maintaining a professional image. Despite the warm weather, your work attire, personal appearance and grooming must be neat and professional at all times.

Leave for Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening and for Blood Donation

March 2016

Under New York State Law, employees are entitled to take leave time for breast or prostate cancer screenings and blood donations provided the screening or donation is performed during work hours.

WageWorks Pre-Tax Limit Increase

March 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, the monthly maximum for the WageWorks Park-n-Ride and Commuter Benefit Plans is $255, with a bi-weekly maximum of $127.50.

CUNY Work/Life EAP

March 2016

The CUNY Work/Life Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service provided for you and your dependents by your employer.

Changes to Your GHI-CBP/EBCBS Plans

March 2016

If you participate in Empire BlueCross BlueShield and GHI Comprehensive Benefit Plan (CBP), several changes were made to the plans effective January 1, 2016.

Update Your Beneficiaries

March 2016

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.