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Office of Human Resources


The Benefits Unit is responsible for the coordination and administration of the core and voluntary employee benefits including, but not limited to, medical, vision, dental, prescription, retirement, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Commuter Benefits, and tax-deferred annuities (TDA). In addition, the administration of all medical leaves of absences and workers compensation is managed within this unit. This unit acts as a liaison between the Baruch College campus, the vendors and CUNY's University Benefits Office (UBO). Furthermore, it ensures that all processes are administered in accordance with all applicable state, local and federal laws and regulations, policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Mission: We take pride in our mission to provide exceptional high quality customer service to our employees, retirees, their dependents and our vendors.

What's New

New Contractual Salaries and Retroactive Pay FAQs

2016 Benefits Fair – October 13th, 2016 from 11:30AM-3:30PM

Retirement Plan Changes/Updates – Effective January 2017

Health Benefits Open Enrollment:  October 11, 2016- November 11, 2016  – For Plan Year 2017

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Open Enrollment Extended: September 19, 2016 – November 11, 2016 – For Plan Year 2017

New Health Plan Rates Effective 07/01/2016

Weight Watchers – City of New York

Important Changes to GHI CBP/Empire, HIP HMO and DC 37 Med-Team Plans effective July 1, 2016

Important Changes to GHI CBP/Empire Plan -

Important Changes to HIP HMO Plan -

Important Changes to DC 37 Med-Team Plan -

Emblem Health Plan Changes Notice

New York State Deferred Compensation Plan Rep on Campus

NYSDCP Plan Highlights Q&A

McGraw Hill Federal Credit Union (MHFCU) / Municipal Credit Union (MCU)

Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

CUNY Resilience Flyer 2016

Deer Oaks - New EAP Vendor Announcement

CUNY Supervisory Excellence Webinar Series

Did You Know Campaign- Identity Theft Recovery

Did You Know Campaign (CUNY)- Relocation

Did You Know Campaign - Relationships

Did You Know Campaign - Retirement

Deer Oaks - Executive Coaching Services

December 2016 Employee Newsletter-CUNY

December 2016 Supervisor Newsletter-CUNY

Deer Oaks EAP: Resource Information

The following resource information can be found in the website,

Election Uncertainty

The results of the U.S. General Election may have left the public with mixed feelings: it may be a disappointment for some and a relief for others, or it may simply be a source of confusion. Regardless of which category you fall under, any change of political leadership can cause people to feel some stress about their future.

It's important to remember that no changes will happen suddenly, and at this point a lot of the information in the media consists of speculation. Here are some articles discussing the aftermath of the vote:

For those who are concerned, it's important to remember that you can only change what you have control over. At times such as this, learning skills for managing change and maintaining resiliency can ease your stress. Readers may find some of these titles helpful in doing so:

  • Coping With Change
  • Dealing With Change
  • Resilience
  • Mindfulness Matters
  • Unshakable Confidence During Shakable Times
  • Deflate the Pressure (Audio)
  • Change Is Inevitable (Audio)

Commuter Benefit

2016 Pre Tax Limits Notice

Discounts and Offers

Barclays Center Discount Nights (Summer)

Pre-Retirement Seminars – Classified Staff Only

Pre-Retirement for Classified Staff Flyer

Reasonable Accomodation


As you plan for or reach your retirement, Human Resources is here to help with information and contacts to help you get the most out of your retirement benefits.

Retirement Seminars

Transitioning to Retirement Seminar Additional Sessions

Transitioning to Retirement

Phased Retirement

Phased Retirement Summary

Faculty Application: Apply by November 15th to begin phasing the following academic year

Non-Teaching Instructional Staff Application: Apply by November 15th to begin phasing the following September 1. Apply by May 1st to begin phasing the following February 1.

Phased Retirement Agreement

Voluntary Phased Retirement Program ? Continued

Retiree Health Benefits Information & Forms

Health Plan costs - for Non-Medicare and Medicare-Eligible Retirees

Application for Terminal Leave Form (Classified Staff)

Application for Retirement Leave (Travia)

As You Retire ? For PSC Retirees Only

Health Benefits Enrollment Application (ERB)

PSC/CUNY Retiree Enrollment (pdf)

Retiree Change of Address (pdf)

Retiree Email Request Form

TIAA-CREF Medicare Part B Premium Reimbursement (pdf)

Social Security and Medicare Information

Retirement Plans Forms & Contact Information

2017 SRA Form

2016 SRA Form

Pension Election Form

New York City Employees Retirement System Enrollment (pdf)

New York City Teachers Retirement System Enrollment

New York City Teachers Retirement System Designation of QPP Beneficiary (pdf)

New York State Deferred Compensation 457 Plan

TIAA-CREF Optional Retirement Online Enrollment

TIAA-CREF Multiple Positions for Employees in the TIAA-CREFF ORP Plan Only (pdf)

Contact Information

Full and Part Time Instructional Staff (Faculty, HEO's, Registrar, CLT's, Continuing Education Teachers and Adjuncts):

TIAA-CREF customer service: 800-842-2766,

TIAA-CREF representative: Melville Brown 212-913-2545

Halliday Financial (HRC): James Werner 800-786-1598

Teachers Retirement System (TRS) TDA-available to TRS members: Please call 1-888-8-NYC-TRS

Classified Staff:

Metlife: Please contact Marc Adamek at 516-686-7228

New York City Employee Retirement System: 347-643-3000

All Classifications:

New York State Deferred Compensation 457 B Plan:
Representative: Brandon Herlihy 631-987-4415; customer service:1-800-422-8463.

Benefit Summaries

Health Plans/Buy Out Waiver/Flexible Spending Account Information

Flexible Spending Accounts

For additional information please visit the following links:

PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund and DC-37 Supplemental Benefits Information and Forms

PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Supplemental Benefits – FT Faculty & Staff

For additional information please visit:

DC-37 Member Supplemental Benefits- Health and Security Plan – FT & PT Classified Staff

Enrollments into the DC-37 Supplemental Benefits are always open

For additional information please visit:

Adjunct (Teaching and Non-Teaching) Information and Forms

Wage Works Transit and Parking Program

CUNY Doctoral Student Health Insurance (NYSHIP)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Information and Forms

Worker's Compensation Information and Forms

Tuition Waivers Information and Application (Standard turnaround time is 3-5 business days.)

Donation of Time