January 2011

2011 Wishes & 2010 Thanks!

January 2011

Welcome to the new 2011 calendar year! We hope you had an enjoyable and safe December holiday season, and extend warm wishes to all our staff members and their families for happiness, health, and prosperity in 2011!

Effective Dates for Benefits Changes Made During the 2010 Open Enrollment/Transfer Period

January 2011

Here is a list of the effective dates for benefits changes made during the 2010 Open Enrollment and Transfer Period for the Health Benefit Plans, Flexible Savings Account Program, and PSC-CUNY Dental Plan.

Reduced FICA Deductions in Your 2011 Paychecks

January 2011

For tax year 2011, the social security portion of FICA is reduced to 4.2% from 6.2% of your covered wages, up to a maximum wage base of $106,800 in 2011.

New Transit Commuter Benefits Program

January 2011

CUNY’s new Commuter Benefits Program administered by WageWorks will give you more and better ways to save on your commuting costs via pre-tax dollars and works for almost any transit system in the Tri-State area of NY NJ and CT.

CUNY Alert & Media Resources for Weather/Emergency Information

January 2011

In the event that University operations should be cancelled due to severe weather conditions or other emergencies, here is a list of Radio and TV stations that will broadcast CUNY closings.

Update Your Emergency Contact & Beneficiary Information

January 2011

This is an excellent time to make sure your beneficiary designations and emergency contact information are current. Updated beneficiary information is particularly important if you have married, divorced, given birth to or adopted a child since you filled out your beneficiary forms.

January/February 2011 Central Office HR Training Workshops

January 2011

In January and February 2011, we will offer three workshops geared towards managers and supervisors of various experience levels to help them develop the skills to prepare performance evaluations and manage staff performance more effectively.

January is “Managerial Leadership” Training Month at PDLM

January 2011

January is “Managerial Leadership” month, and there are four courses designed to help directors, managers, and supervisors effectively manage their staff and improve departmental operations and productivity.

Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources

January 2011

CUNY’s computer resources are dedicated to the support of the university’s mission of education, research and public service. In furtherance of this mission, CUNY respects, upholds and endeavors to safeguard the principles of academic freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of inquiry. However, the use of CUNY computer resources, including for electronic transactions and