COVID-19

July 29, 2020
Dear Faculty & Staff, In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, and to protect New York’s successful containment of COVID-19, the State has issued a travel advisory. Specifically, individuals traveling for 24 hours or longer to a restricted state will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon their return. Detailed information about New York's travel advisory is provided in the memorandum dated July 1, 2020, from the Governor’s Office of State Operations and Infrastructure. Please go to the link below for the up-to-… Read More »


July 02, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff: As in previous years, please be advised that some health insurance premiums are changing as of July 1, 2020. Please click on the links below to view the Health Insurance rate chart and the comparison rate chart that compares the current rates with the July 1st rates and a column that highlights the increase or decrease in some cases. Health Benefits Program Rate Changes Notice and Rates Health Insurance Premiums 2020 Comparison Chart (GHI-CBP/EBCBS rates are subject to change) Please note that there are noteworthy increases in some of the plans such as… Read More »


June 17, 2020
Dear CCNY Staff, Working at a distance, while offering new advantages to establish innovative approaches to our daily work, also means adding new contact methods for each of us who work with the general campus public, including new student prospects.  As we look at ways to ensure the continuity of our work, we recognize that the issue of managing incoming calls and voicemail responses is a high priority for the college. It is imperative that we maintain communications with our community, even when working from a distance.  I realize that the logistics of determining who should… Read More »


June 11, 2020
Three days ago I wrote to you about a five-stage research reopening plan. A lot changes in three days and I am writing to update you on a much more rapid plan. On Monday the State included Higher Education Research as part of Phase 1, which began on Monday. The State’s guidelines can be found here. This significantly advances the timeline with which we are working. We are currently finalizing a draft plan that details how we will satisfy each of the State’s mandatory requirements for opening research labs. These requirements include physical distancing, protective equipment,… Read More »


June 11, 2020
We are pleased to announce that CCNY will continue its participation in the summer four-day work week schedule starting the week of Monday, June 22, 2020, through Friday, August 7, 2020.  For the full details of the summer four-day workweek guidelines, please click on the following link: Summer Four- Day Workweek- 2020


June 08, 2020
With New York City entering Phase 1 of the reopening plan, we are preparing to slowly, and safely, reopen our research facilities. We will begin with the laboratories that support most grant-funded research on campus and move subsequently to a more complete re-opening of research and studio space on campus, consistent with the pace of opening in New York City and CUNY. All relevant documentation can be found from the Research Reopening link under the Research tab on the College homepage. The document "Phasing-In of On-site Research in Science, Engineering and Medicine at CCNY"… Read More »


June 05, 2020
As a result of COVID-19, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) has emphasized adherence to a regulation that directs all employers to provide employer identification information to employees who are separating from service. All employees who separate from CUNY service will receive from Human Resources (HR) the attached pre-populated “Record of Employment” form (Form IA 12.3) in addition to any other related documents, such as a termination or non-reappointment letter.  The form, which may be delivered by email, represents the extent of the information the College is… Read More »


May 28, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff: There have been several legislative updates that impact some of the provisions within the various Employee Benefit Programs that we wanted to make you aware of. 1) Flexible Spending Accounts Program: On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") was passed and it allows an expansion of the types of medical/health care items that participants may claim through their HCFSA accounts effective January 1, 2020. These include (1) menstrual care products and (2) over-the-counter medicines and drugs, without the need… Read More »


May 18, 2020
We hope you will join us in a celebration to mark the graduation of the Class of 2020 in a virtual event. Honoring our graduates on their achievements while keeping safe our College communities of students, families, faculty, and friends is a balance that we must undertake during the pandemic.    The Commencement Committee, made up of a representative cross-section of the College, is planning an engaging virtual event, the details of which will soon be announced.  Both undergraduate and graduate degrees will be celebrated, and the College will offer new opportunities to connect… Read More »


May 15, 2020
To: Faculty and Staff From: The Division of Human Resources Subject: Benefits & Services Available to Employees & their Families During Periods of Crisis As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to change our way of life and how we conduct business, we would like to remind you of some of the benefits and services available to CUNY employees designed to help us manage and cope with extraordinary circumstances that impact the quality of our lives Employee Assistance Program Faculty and Staff who may be experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and/or grieving the loss of loved… Read More »


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