Announcements

2015 – 2016 Employee Holiday Calendar

July 2015

The University’s 2015 – 2016 Employee Holiday Calendar is now available for the period of September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. It details the holidays, unscheduled holidays, and annual leave periods set by Board policy and/or Union contracts. Check the correct chart or column for your title group as the holiday entitlements are not identical for all tax levy employees.

Visit the Central Office Human Resources Website

July 2015

Central Office Human Resources is pleased to announce our new and improved website. Fillable forms, a functional directory, Time and Leave and Payroll information, and other updates are there for the benefit of all Central Office personnel.

New Health Plan Rates Effective July 2015

July 2015

The New York City Health Benefits Program recently updated the health plan rates as of July 2015. The rate changes will become effective the first full pay period of July 2015 and will be reflected on the July 23, 2015 paycheck for Central Office tax-levy employees.

Beach Bash – “Dare to be Great” – August 14 at KBCC

July 2015

Save the Date! On Friday, August 14, the annual Central Office Beach Bash themed “Dare to Be Great!” will be held at Kingsborough Community College. Come and join your colleagues for a day of seaside fun on the KCC beach.

Professional Summer Attire Expectations

July 2015

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.

Summer 2015 Four-Day Workweek and Timekeeping

July 2015

Most Central Office departments have opted to participate in the University’s Summer Four-Day Workweek Plan that will be effective Monday, June 22, 2015 through Friday, August 7, 2015. Hence, Friday June 26 and August 9 will be the respective first and last Fridays off.

Title IX

July 2015

CUNY is committed to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence throughout the CUNY community. People at every level of CUNY and at every CUNY campus are working together to find effective ways to help students who have experienced sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and to foster a culture that does not tolerate unwelcome sexual behavior.

Meet Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz

July 2015

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York has appointed Dr. Vita Carulli Rabinowitz as Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost. Dr. Rabinowitz has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hunter College since 2007. Dr. Rabinowitz’s appointment will commence July 1, 2015, succeeding Julia Wrigley who has served as interim in the position since 2014.

CUNY Work/Life Program – Presented by Deer Oaks

July 2015

We gladly announce the new vendor for the CUNY Work/Life Program. The program is now administered by Deer Oaks EAP, and can assist you with many different types of challenges including childcare and eldercare, financial and legal issues, substance abuse, and many more.

COHR Presents Supervisory Development Seminars

January 2015

COHR Presents is a series of two to three-hour seminars with presentations conducted by senior HR staff to provide our University managers and supervisors with practical training and guidance regarding essential tax levy human resource matters. These seminars are designed to provide managers and supervisors with current information about contractual provisions, plus University policies, procedures, and practices.

February 2015 COHR Training Workshops

January 2015

In February 2015, we will offer two training workshops entitled, Conducting Effective Performance Evaluation Conferences and Preparing for Supervision. These workshops are geared towards new and experienced department heads, program directors, team leaders, and general managers and supervisors to help them develop the skills to prepare performance evaluations and discuss work performance more effectively with their staff members.

Central Office HR @your service

January 2015

Key COHR staff members visit various Central Office locations on a regular basis to provide in-person customer service to our employees. Please bookmark the Schedule and spread the word for when we will be @your service.