Benefits

Welcome to the CCNY Benefits home page!

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benefits@ccny.cuny.edu

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Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program

The Flexible Spending Program allows City employees to deposit a portion of their pre-tax income into accounts maintained for certain health and dependent care expenses not covered by insurance. Employees covered by a non-City group health plan can enroll in the MSC Buy-Out Waiver Program and waive City health benefits to receive an incentive payment, up to $1,000 per year.

FSA FAQs

Flexible Spending Accounts Program Brochure - Plan Year 2024

FSA Enrollment/Change Change Form - Plan Year 2024

Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA)

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DeCap)

Leaves: Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program

The Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank (CSLB) is a pool of sick leave and annual leave voluntarily donated by individuals who are employed full-time on an annual salary basis for potential use as sick leave by eligible full-time employees who are also donors to the bank.

Eligible recipients may receive up to 90 days of paid CSLB leave in any one program year (September 1 – August 31). CSLB leave may be approved in increments not to exceed one month.  The Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank will be administered centrally by the University’s Office of Human Resources Management.

Catastrophic Sick Leave Bank Program and Forms

Leaves: Dedicated Sick Leave Program

The Dedicated Sick Leave Program enables individuals who are employed full-time on an annual salary basis to donate sick leave and/or annual leave for use as sick leave by a seriously ill or injured eligible employee who has been designated by the donor.

Eligible recipients may receive up to 120 days or 6 months of paid sick leave, whichever is greater, in any one program year (September 1 – August 31), inclusive of the annual leave period for teaching faculty. Donated leave may be approved in increments not exceeding two months. The Dedicated Sick Leave Program permits donations of annual leave and/or sick leave across campuses and across titles. 

Dedicated Sick Leave Program and Forms

Leaves: New York State Paid Family Leave (NYS PFL): Classified Staff

New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits (PFL) are available for certain Classified Staff Titles through Collective Bargaining Agreements.  PFL is an employee-funded insurance policy that provides job protected, paid time-off to: 

  • Bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child;
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition; or
  • Assist loved ones when a family member is deployed in a foreign country on active military service.

Eligible employees who work at Senior Colleges (on New York State Payroll) are covered under a PFL Insurance Policy provided by the Standard. PFL may entitle employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave.

For more information on the PFL benefits, eligibility, cost and how to file a claim, follow the links below for more information.

Statement of Rights for PFL - Classified Staff

Insurance Coverage Notice to Employees - Classified Staff

PFL Waiver Notice

Claim Form: Bonding with Children - Classified Staff

Claim Form: Care for Family Member - Classified Staff

Claim Form: Military - Classified Staff

PFL FAQs

Leaves: New York State Paid Family Leave (NYS PFL): PSC Employees

New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits (PFL) are available for certain PSC members through Collective Bargaining Agreements. PFL is an employee-funded insurance policy that provides job protected, paid time-off to:

  • Bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child;
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition; or
  • Assist loved ones when a family member is deployed in a foreign country on active military service.

Eligible employees who work at Senior Colleges (on New York State Payroll) are covered under a PFL Insurance Policy provided by the Standard. PFL may entitle employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave.

For more information on the PFL benefits, eligibility, cost and how to file a claim, follow the links below for more information.

Statement of Rights for Paid Family Leave – PSC Represented Employees

Insurance Coverage Notice to Employees – PSC Represented Employees

Paid Family Leave Guidelines - PSC Represented Employees

PFL Waiver Notice

Claim Form: Bonding with Children - PSC Represented Employees

Claim Form: Care for Family Member - PSC Represented Employees

Claim Form: Military - PSC Represented Employees

PFL FAQs

Leaves: New York State Paid Family Leave (NYS PFL): ECP and CSM Employees

New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits (PFL) are available for certain PSC members through Collective Bargaining Agreements. PFL is an employee-funded insurance policy that provides job protected, paid time-off to:

  • Bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child;
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition; or
  • Assist loved ones when a family member is deployed in a foreign country on active military service.

Eligible employees who work at Senior Colleges (on New York State Payroll) are covered under a PFL Insurance Policy provided by the Standard. PFL may entitle employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave.

For more information on the PFL benefits, eligibility, cost and how to file a claim, follow the links below for more information.

Statement of Rights for Paid Family Leave

Insurance Coverage Notice to Employees

Claim Form: Bonding with Children

Claim Form: Care for Family Member

Claim Form: Military

PFL FAQs

Leaves: Paid Parental Leave (PPL): Full-Time Instructional/Non-Instructional Staff

Full-time PSC-represented employees with a minimum of one year of service are entitled to a leave of absence with full pay to care for a newborn, or newly adopted child up to one year of age, for a period not to exceed eight weeks. Paid parental leave must be taken immediately upon the birth or adoption of the child. Substitutes who do not have an underlying regular annual appointment are not eligible for this leave.

The employee must give notice of intent to take paid parental leave to their department chair or unit head and to the Director of Human Resources at least three months prior to the proposed date of the leave or when the employee has knowledge of the impending birth or adoption, whichever occurs later.

As with other paid leaves, the period during which the employee is on paid parental leave will count as service. Paid parental leave taken pursuant to this program will run concurrently with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and the unpaid parental leave provided below, to the extent that such leave is available to the employee.

Paid Parental Leave Policy

Paid Parental Leave Application

Transit Benefits - Edenred Commuter Benefits Solutions

Under the provisions of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 132, CUNY offers eligible employees the opportunity to use pre-tax earnings to cover certain public transportation costs through the Commuter Benefits Program.

Do You Commute? You can save through the Commuter Benefits Program.

Commuter Benefits Program FAQs 

Transit Plans Enrollment Form

Access-A-Ride Enrollment Form

Park-n-Ride Enrollment Form

Last Updated: 05/23/2024 09:40