The Child Care Center, staffed by professional teachers, offers an enriched early
childhood program for children 2.5 to 6 years old. Parents must be matriculated
students who are attending classes or work-study programs at Hunter.
The Hunter College EAP, a family-focused professional social service, offers
individual, group, and family counseling, education, information, and referral.
A special leave, without pay, shall be granted to members of the instructional staff
for the purpose of caring for a newborn infant, provided the applicant has legal
responsibility for the care and/or support of the child. Duration of the leave shall
ordinarily be for one full semester. However, an extension of such a leave may be
granted on request for a period not in excess of one year from the end of the original
Employees are eligible for FMLA leave if they worked at a CUNY College for at least
12 months and for at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the leave.
- For birth of a son or daughter, and to care for the newborn child
- For placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
- To care for the employee's spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, or parent
with a serious health condition, and
- Because of a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform
the essential functions of his/her job.
Approved paid leave must be used prior to unpaid leave. Both paid and unpaid FMLA leave
are counted collectively in determining the maximum twelve (12) week entitlement within
the September 1 - August 31 FMLA leave year. The following lists the sequence for usage
of approved leave balances:
- for the serious medical condition of an employee, paid sick leave accruals must be
first, followed by all other available time and leave accruals. Accruals must be
charged before unpaid leave may be granted;
- for the care of a newborn, placement with the employee of a child for adoption or
foster care (childcare leaves), or for care necessitated by the serious medical
condition of a family member, all available paid time and leave accruals, other
than sick leave accruals, must be charged before unpaid leave may be granted.
- The college will determine on a case-by-case basis whether such requests will be
granted for birth, adoption or foster care placement.
- The minimum leave increment shall be one (1) hour.
- An employee taking FMLA leave on an intermittent or reduced schedule may be
transferred to an alternate temporary position. The alternative position shall
have equivalent pay and benefits. The alternative position does not have to have
equivalent duties but will better accommodate the recurring periods of requested
leave than does the employee's regular position.
Health benefits, both through the City of New York and Union welfare funds must remain in
place for employees and their dependents while the employee is on an approved leave under
the terms of the FMLA. For those employees whose period of leave will not include any
unpaid leave time, such benefits will continue automatically. If, however, an employee's
approved FMLA leave consists of any unpaid leave, the College Personnel Office will enact
procedures to ensure that health benefits will not be interrupted. Procedures to cover
these contingencies have yet to be promulgated by the University and must be done in
conjunction with various City, State, and Union offices. Specific procedures will be
provided as soon as they are available. In the interim, should an employee be placed on
an FMLA leave without pay, the employee's health care provider (health plan) will be
contacted directly by the College Personnel Office to prevent their termination from
Tenure deliberations usually begin during the Spring semester of the fourth year of
continuous service in a tenure-bearing title. All tenure recommendations forwarded
by the President are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Reappointment with
tenure is effective on September 1 of the sixth year of continuous fulltime appointment
in a tenure-bearing title.
(Section 16.9) When the service of a member of the Instructional Staff is interrupted
by reason of absence on a leave for the purpose of caring for a newborn infant, the
period of creditable service immediately preceding such absence shall be counted in
computing the years of service required for the granting of tenure, a certificate of
continuous employment, or for a certificate of continual administrative service in a
Higher Education Officer series title.
Full-time members of the instructional staff are granted a waiver of tuition fees for
undergraduate credit-bearing courses offered by CUNY during the fall and spring semesters.
They are granted a waiver of tuition fees for six credits per semester (fall and spring
only) at the graduate level on a space-available basis.
*Note: This information was retrieved from Hunter College staff, PSC-CUNY staff, and from
the above websites.