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Date: February 23, 2011

Bulletin Number: CU-423

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Subject

New Vendor for CUNY Transit Spending Account Program.

Purpose

To inform agencies of the new vendor for the CUNY Transit Spending Account Program.

Affected Employees

Employees participating in the CUNY Transit Spending Account Program.


Effective Date

Institution check date 3/10/2011.

Background

CUNY has partnered with a new vendor, WageWorks, to expand the Transit plan program to cover many more transit providers and to offer additional options to participants.

OSC Actions

OSC will automatically process deduction transactions using the Deduction Code 440 (CUNY Admin Fee Transit Benefit).  The deduction will be taken once a month.

Note: The vendor will submit all transactions using the Deduction Code 440.  Agency update is no longer available for this deduction code.

At the request of CUNY, OSC has inactivated Deduction Code 441 (CUNY Replacement Card Fee). Agency update access is no longer available for deduction code 441.

Agency Actions

Agencies will continue to access the General Deduction CD (Agency) page and enter Deduction Codes 438 (CUNY Pre Tax Transit Benefit) and 439 (CUNY Post Tax Transit Benefit) with the applicable effective date and flat amount based upon the deduction amount the employee has elected.

Questions

Questions regarding the CUNY Transit Spending Account Program should be directed to Yvonne Rodriguez at the CUNY University Benefits Office at (212) 794-5341.

Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.