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Date: December 31, 2014

Bulletin Number: CU-499

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Subject

2014 City University of New York (CUNY) Nurses Health Specialty Differential.

Purpose

To provide agency instructions for processing the 2014 CUNY Nurses Health Specialty Differential through the Time Entry page.

Affected Employees

CUNY employees in the following titles:

  • Staff Nurse (Full-time)
  • Staff Nurse (Hourly)
  • Nurse Practitioner (Full-time only)

Background

The 2014 Nurses Health Specialty Differential payment for employees in the classified staff titles of Staff Nurse and Nurse Practitioner is made in accordance with the 2007-2010 agreement between CUNY and the New York State Nurses Association (Bargaining Unit TE).

Effective
Date(s)


Payment will be made in a separate check dated 02/19/15.  There is no direct deposit for this payment.

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria are based on the Eligibility Requirements contained in the 12/04/14 memorandum from Carmelo Batista, Jr., University Executive Director of Classified Staff Labor Relations:

  • Full-time Staff Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who are Active or on a Leave With Pay on 12/15/14 receive $756.57.
  • Hourly Staff Nurses who work 950 hours or more during the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, 2014, receive $423.68.
  • Hourly Staff Nurses who work less than 950 hours during the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, 2014, receive $211.84.

Agency Actions

To pay the 2014 CUNY Nurses Health Specialty Differential to eligible employees, agencies must enter the following information on the Time Entry page using Earnings Code HSD.

Earnings Begin Date:

Pay Basis Code ANN – 12/15/14
Pay Basis Code HRY – 12/31/14 or,
if the employee is Inactive, the last date the employee was Active and met the eligibility criteria.

Earnings End Date:

Pay Basis Code ANN – 12/15/14
Pay Basis Code HRY – 12/31/14 or,
if the employee is Inactive, the last date the employee was Active and met the eligibility criteria.

Earn Code:

HSD

Amount:

Applicable amount.


Tax Information

The 2014 CUNY Nurses Health Specialty Differential is taxable income, will be included in the employee’s taxable gross, and is subject to all employment taxes and income taxes.  If the employee has any additional tax amount on the Update Employee Tax Data page, the additional amount will be deducted from both the employee’s regular paycheck and the separate paycheck.

Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice

The Earnings Code HSD and the amount will be displayed on the Payroll Register.  The Earnings Description Health Specialty Differential and the amount paid will appear on the employee’s paycheck stub or direct deposit advice.

This payment will be made in a separate check regardless of when it is paid.  The separate check will be issued with the employee’s regular paycheck or direct deposit advice, based on information for that check date.

Questions

Questions regarding eligibility for this payment should be directed to the University Payroll Manager, OHRM.

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