General Reminders

Federal Withholding Change for Tax Year 2018

August 2018

A reminder to perform a quick “paycheck checkup!”

CUNYfirst Employee Self Service

August 2018

Has your contact or emergency contact information changed? The Employee Self Service (ESS) feature in CUNYfirst allows you to update and validate your personal information.

Time and Leave Reminder

August 2018

Central Office Time and Leave System (COTLS) allows full-time staff to review their sick and annual leave balances as well as unscheduled holidays. Remember to check your balances any time at

Save The Date – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Central Park

August 2018

CUNY Central Office walks in The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 14th

Deer Oaks LifeLines

August 2018

Be sure to explore the many helpful resources available in Deer Oaks newsletters. As a reminder, the EAP is a free service provided for you and your dependents.

Summer Fridays are here!

June 2018

This summer, most Central Office departments will be participating in the University’s Summer Four-Day Workweek Plan. Summer hours will be effective from Monday June 25, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018, with June 29th and August 10th being our first and last Fridays off.

Professional Summer Attire Expectations

June 2018

While we all want to be cool and comfortable during the summer months, you are reminded to maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times. Look professional and come to work dressed for success every day.

WageWorks – Transit Benefit

June 2018

For all CUNY employees participating in WageWorks, please know that when there are three pay periods in a month, WageWorks deductions are taken out only for the first two pay periods.

2018 – 2019 Employee Holiday Calendar

June 2018

The University’s 2018-2019 Employee Holiday Calendar is now available for the period of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.

Lifetime Income: Help Secure Your Retirement

April 2018

TIAA will be hosting a financial essentials webinar exclusively for CUNY employees on Tuesday, April 24th at 12:00 p.m. Attending is easy – you don’t have to leave your desk! Just grab your lunch and enjoy this interactive opportunity.


April 2018

CUNY eMALL, offers a variety of discounts and other promotional programs on goods and services to CUNY faculty and staff.

CUNY Work/Life EAP

February 2018

The Deer Oaks 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 designed to assist you and your family in resolving work/life issues in order to live happier, healthier, and more balanced lives.