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.

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.

Phased Retirement Continuation

December 2015

The University is pleased to announce that the Voluntary Phased Retirement Program for eligible members of the PSC-represented teaching and non-teaching instructional staff will be continued. This program enables long-standing members of the faculty and staff to continue to work for the University on a part-time basis while they transition into retirement or explore new opportunities.

Coming January 1 – New PSC Welfare Fund Prescription Drug Provider

December 2015

We are pleased to announce that the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund has made a change in the company with whom we contract to provide members their prescription drug benefit. As of January 1, 2016, the Fund’s drug benefit will be provided through CVS/Caremark for active employees, and through its affiliate, SilverScript, for Medicare-eligible retirees.

Two Civil Service Examinations Open for Filing

September 2015

Campus Public Safety Sergeant will be open for filing beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and remain open

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.