CUNY Board Adopts State Early Retirement Plan

At its June meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the University’s participation in a Retirement Incentive Program provided by the State. Part A of the Incentive provides certain eligible employees, who are age 50 or over with at least 10 years of service, with the opportunity to retire. Part B provides certain eligible employees in New York City’s teachers’ retirement system, Board of Education retirement system, or employees’ retirement system who are 55 or over with at least 25 years of service with an opportunity to retire without benefit reductions that would ordinarily apply.

Full-time faculty and full-time non-teaching instructional staff, except those in the Executive Compensation Plan, are eligible to participate. Full-time classified staff are eligible to participate, except those in the titles of Campus Public Safety Officer, Campus Security Officer, Campus Peace Officer, Campus Security Specialist, Stationary Engineer, Senior Stationary Engineer and Oiler. A determination, not yet made, regarding the eligibility of staff in Gittleson titles will be reported on the CUNY website.

The open period to participate in Part A is October 31, 2002 through January 28, 2003 for eligible instructional staff employees and October 3, 2002 through December 31, 2002 for eligible classified staff. The open period for all eligible employees to participate in Part B is October 31, 2002 through January 28, 2003. Eligible employees will be notified of their eligibility and of the details of the Incentive. Employees seeking additional information at this time should contact the Personnel Office at their college.

Contents October 2002

From High School Dropout to Surgeon General – Thanks to BCC

Extending the Lifespan of Learning

The Bronx: A Thriving River Runs Through It

Chancellor's Message: Celebrating CUNY Poets

Two Bills for CUNY Signed by Governor

Colleges Set Out Welcome Mats For First “CUNY Week” Outreach

New Technology: Two Conferences

Celebrating the Pleasures of Literature

The Public and Private Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt

Capturing the Life of a Complex General

TV Boot Camp Gives Students Taste of “60 Minutes” Magic

Big Cats' Novels Change America

Imagining Hopper

New Stars in Faculty Firmament

John Jay Law Enforcement News Honored for Articles on 9/11

Preserving the History of the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Vigils, Bells, Art, Eloquence—and Silence: Campuses Observe September 11

Three WTC Workers from City Tech Receive Scholarships

Future Holds New Home, New Master’s for CUNY’s School of Architecture

N.J. State Human Resources Executive Comes to CUNY

Hostos Goes Electronic on the Grand Concourse

New Shuttle Service Eases Lehman Commute

Leap in Fall Enrollment

CUNY Board Adopts State Early Retirement Plan