The Performance Bonus Program was approved pursuant to the CUNY Chancellor’s University Report as noted in the Board of Trustees Minutes of Proceedings effective January 29, 2007.
Employees must be full-time instructional staff who hold positions that exclude them from Professional Staff Congress representation as of the annual evaluation date, have served in excluded positions for a minimum of one (1) full appointment year (appointment year ends June 30), and hold regular (not substitute) appointments. Employees who have been on leave during the evaluation year may be considered for a bonus provided they have worked at least six (6) months during the evaluation year.
Evaluations must be completed in April for inclusion in the June Chancellor’s University Report for payment in July.
Performance Bonus payments require the approval of the College President or designee.
Employees lose eligibility upon leaving employment or transferring to a position that is not excluded or covered by a separate bonus program. Eligibility is not related to FLSA status. Employees can receive a bonus payment only once a year.
The Bonus payment is a lump sum ranging up to 7% of the employee’s annual salary (base pay plus any salary above base earnings = total salary) as of the date of the performance evaluation. The Bonus payment is not added to the employee’s base salary but is pensionable and subject to all required payroll deductions. There is a maximum of one (1) Bonus per excluded employee per evaluation year. Bonus payments are discretionary.