Archive for January, 2011

Tax Savings Begin Now For CUNY Employees

January 19, 2011 | Uncategorized

CUNY employees will see a 12-month reduction in their portion of the Social Security Tax (FICA) from 6.2 to 4.2 per cent. The savings, a welcome sight in these financial times, is a result of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 passed by Congress and signed by President Obama […]

With Early Retirement Incentive, Employees Plan Their New Lives

January 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

Omar St. Denny, 55, was a database administrator in the Office of Special Programs. His last day of work was Nov. 19, 2010. Interviewed a few days earlier, he said that he would use his new-found free time to work on his computer-programming business, which helps people compile statistics for dissertations. St. Denny, who lives […]

Employees Protected Against Discrimination in Various Forms

January 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

Fans of Mad Men, the television series about the advertising world set in the 1950s and early 1960s, see plenty examples of discrimination in the workplace, particularly in regard to women. But those Mad Men days are long gone and many of the actions depicted would be illegal in today’s world in which CUNY employees […]

Making Sure Opportunities Are Open to All

January 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

When asked about his mobility challenges, Christopher Rosa, the University’s assistant dean for Student Affairs, is forthright. “I have muscular dystrophy,” he says. “I use a power wheelchair.” But, as Rosa would be the first to say, not every story about him needs to mention it. This one, though, is about the University’s annual diversity reception […]

Commuter Benefits Expanded

January 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

Good news for commuters! CUNY is expanding its Commuter Benefits Program for all University employees. The new program, administered by WageWorks, gives employees more and better ways to save. The program, which began on Dec. 1, 2010, for community college employees, will go into effect for senior college employees in early spring 2011. It covers […]

A Gift of Sick Days in Challenging Times of Need

January 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

As a peace officer at LaGuardia Community College, Ronald Coleman was known for the original tunes he hummed on patrol. His smile was well known, too, as was the depth of his commitment. Years earlier, he had graduated from Medgar Evers College while raising two young daughters. So he understood – and encouraged – the […]


January 1, 2011 | Uncategorized

For Your Benefit is a publication of The City University of New York’s Office of Human Resources Management and Office of Labor Relations.  Published for University faculty and staff, For Your Benefit provides information on employee benefits, programs, policies and opportunities. For more, please see For more, please visit: and click “Faculty/Staff”. Vice Chancellor […]