General Reminders

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account Grace Period

February 2014

Beyond the standard December 31 deadline to submit claims for eligible medical services and expenses incurred during the calendar year, the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) offers a grace period of January 1, 2014 through March 15, 2014.

HR Staff Onsite at Your Location

February 2014

Key human resources staff members will visit various Central Office work locations to provide personalized on-site assistance to tax levy employees. Check the schedule of office visits planned to UAPC, CUNY TV, 41st and 57th street locations through June. Mark your calendar.

Update Your Beneficiaries

February 2014

Current beneficiary designations on file are necessary to ensure that certain University benefits are paid promptly to the person(s) you wish. 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.

Update Your Emergency Contact Information via CUNYfirst

February 2014

Current primary and secondary emergency contact information is important in case of an illness, injury, urgent situation or disaster during the workday. With a few clicks, HR can contact a reliable loved one to support you during a crisis. Tax levy employees can access their personal information in CUNYfirst via Employee Self Service at

Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention

February 2014

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in New York and across the nation. As educators and professionals working in positions with direct contact or impact on young adults, or current or future parents, we must be aware of this issue and learn the risk factors and warning signs. Akin to domestic violence and the workplace, dating violence,

Summer 2013 Professional Work Attire & Professional Appearance

July 2013

During the summer months, we know you are trying to balance comfort while being stylish and professional.

Financial Disclosure and Honoraria Reporting

May 2013

A reminder to file your Financial Disclosure statement and Honoraria Report.

Influenza Vaccination

December 2012

Health experts recommend getting an annual influenza (“flu”) vaccination and ‘tis the season! As we come to the close of another year, thoughts turn to celebrating with family and loved ones – I am sure you want to be able to usher in the New Year healthy and wise. The flu is a potentially devastating illness that can be easily prevented with a vaccination available in your area.

2012-2013 Employee Holiday Calendar

September 2012

The University’s Employee Holiday Calendar for the period of September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013 is available.

Summer 2012 Professional Work Attire & Professional Appearance

June 2012

During the summer months, we know you are trying to balance comfort with being professional. Despite the hot weather, there is the expectation that your work attire will remain professional at all times.

Summer Workweek Timekeeping Procedures

June 2012

Most Central Office departments have opted to participate in the University’s 2012 Summer Four-Day Workweek Plan that is in effect from the week of Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 10.

Domestic Violence Spring Bulletin

June 2012

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has issued their Spring 2012 Bulletin discussing topics relating to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and the new legislation that was just recently passed entitled the “All-Crimes DNA Bill” that expands the DNA Databank.