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Date:January 30, 2007
Bulletin Number: CU-288
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Subject

Payment of CUNY Nurses’ Health Specialty Differential

Purpose

To provide agencies with procedures for processing payment of the Nurses’ Health Specialty Differential.

Affected Employees

Employees in the following titles:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff Nurse (hourly)
  • Nurse Practitioner

Background

The annual payment of the Nurses’ Health Specialty Differential is made in accordance with the 2003-2007 agreement with the New York State Nurses Association (Bargaining Unit TE) and the City University of New York.

Effective Date(s)

Paychecks dated 2/15/07.

Eligibility

All Staff Nurses (annual and hourly) and Nurse Practitioners who meet the eligibility criteria contained in the memorandum dated December 21, 2006 from Carmelo Batista, Jr. are eligible for the following Health Specialty Differentials:

  • Full-time employees who are Active on 12/15/06 receive $671.42.
  • Hourly employees who work 950 or more hours during the calendar year of January 1 through December 31, 2006 receive $375.99.
  • Hourly employees who work less than 950 hours during the calendar year of January 1 through December 31, 2006 receive $188.00.

Agency Actions

Agencies must submit the payment for the Nurses’ Health Specialty Differential in the Time Entry page using the Earn Code HSD.

Earnings Begin Date:

12/15/06 ANN or 12/31/06 HRY

Earnings End Date:

Same as above

Earn Code:

HSD

Amount:

Applicable Amount

 

Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

The Earn Code HSD and the amount paid will be displayed on the payroll register.  The earnings description “HB Buyout” and the payment amount will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice statement.

Questions

Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the University Manager of Payroll Systems and Operations at CUNY Central Office.