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Classified Employees

One of the important components of your employment is your eligibility to participate in the Benefits programs at Hunter College. Below is a summary of the programs available to Classified Employees and the eligibility requirements:

All CUNY Benefits forms can be found on the University Benefits Website (Click here)

CUNY Benefits and Wellness Benefits Orientation 
Health Insurance 
United States Savings Bonds
Pension Plan
Waiver of Tuition Fees
Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans
Workers' Compensation
Jury Duty
How To Request Benefits for Classified Employees
Paid Leave

Health Insurance

HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES HIRED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2019

City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.

An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.

City of New York – New Employee HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form

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Pension Plan

Classified employees are eligible to enroll in the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS).  NYCERS is a defined benefit plan for which you would contribute 3% to 6% depending your gross salary for the duration of your employment and requires ten (10) years of full-time credited service credit in order to be vested.

 


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Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans

You may participate in a tax-deferred annuity (TDA) program plan with MetLife.  For more information, please call Christopher Vargas, Financial Services Representative at 631 331-6599 Ext. 115.

New York State Deferred Compensation 457 (b) Plan

The NYSDCP 457 (b) Plan is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offered by the New York State.· Employees have two options:

Tax-Deferred contributions – not subject to current federal or New York State income taxes; contributions and any earnings grow tax deferred; withdrawals will be taxed as ordinary income when you may be in a lower tax bracket (generally at retirement).

Roth After-Tax Contributions – contributions are made after tax so withdrawals are tax free (as long as you are at least age 59 ½ ·and do not take withdrawals from your Roth account for at least five years after your first Roth contribution is made to the plan).· For applications, please visit your Human Resources/Benefits Office in the East building, Room E1504.

 

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Jury Duty

You are entitled to receive your regular salary provided that you serve during your normal work hours and remit to the Human Resources Office proof of jury duty attendance. You should notify your departmental chair or director of such service. If the jury service does not conflict with your assignment, you will be expected to work as scheduled.

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Paid Leave

Annual Leave:
Employees that work 35 hours a week earn a monthly accrual of 1Day, 4 hours and 45 minutes (1D.4H.45M).  Employees that work 40 hours a week earn a monthly accrual of 1 Day, 2 hours and 0 minutes (1D.2H.0M).
Sick Leave:
Employees earn 1 day per month.
Compensatory Time:
Employees may earn up to 240 hours per year in compensatory time.
Unscheduled Holiday:
The amount of days varies from year to year.  The College will post the unscheduled holidays on or website.
Holidays:
Each year the College posts a holiday Schedule on our website.

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United States Savings Bonds

The United States Savings Bond Program allows employees to purchase series EE and I savings bonds through payroll deduction. Employees may join this plan by calling the National Bond and Trust Company at 1-800-426-9314 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You must inform the customer service representative that your agency code is 70030.

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Waiver of Tuition Fees

Employee must be full-time and served full-time for at least twelve months prior to the first day of classes.
Gittleson employees need serve only six months prior to the first day of class.

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Workers' Compensation Plan

The Workers’ Compensation plan provides for health benefits and disability pay if you are injured in the performance of your College duties.· You must report work-related injuries to the Human Resources Office and complete the required Workers’ Compensation forms.· The workers’ compensation Division of the Law Department of the City of New York will notify you if your injury is covered.

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How to Request Benefits for Classified Employees

The Benefits Office is available to answer any questions you may have concerning the programs we offer. Feel free to call us for an appointment at 212-772-4517, 212-772-4516 or 212-396-6470.   Our offices are located in the East Building, room E1504.

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