Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program Special Open Enrollment Extended to January 31,2014

November 21, 2013 | Uncategorized

The special open enrollment period, originally scheduled to end on December 13, 2013, has been extended to January 31, 2014!

CUNY’s new Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program (“CSLB”) for eligible full-time University employees went into effect on December 16, 2013, but there’s still time to enroll.  As you may have heard, the CSLB is a pool of sick leave and annual leave, voluntarily donated by individuals employed full-time on an annual salary basis, for potential use as sick leave by employees who are also donors to the bank.

Eligible employees with 5 or more years of full-time continuous CUNY service may donate sick leave and/or annual leave to the CSLB.  Eligible employees with less than 5 years of service may donate annual leave to the CSLB.  Employees must have donated at least 1 day of sick or annual leave for the program year in which leave is needed.  Donating time to the CSLB allows an eligible employee to receive up to 90 days from the bank in any program year, should the employee be on unpaid status due to a catastrophic illness. 

Days donated to the CSLB will be deducted from an employee’s time and leave record immediately following the special enrollment period.  Beginning December 16, 2013, eligible employees can apply to receive time from the CSLB.  Annual participation will continue automatically unless an employee elects to withdraw from the program or becomes ineligible to participate.

Click the links below for detailed program information and application forms.  Contact your HR Office if you are interested in participating or have questions about the CSLB program.

Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program – Application to Donate Sick Leave

Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program – Application to Receive Sick Leave

Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program and Forms