Date: August 16, 2016

Bulletin Number: CU-550

Subject CUNY Rate Increase for Maintenance Worker


To explain the agency procedures for reporting rate increases and adjustments for miscellaneous earnings.


CUNY employees in the title of Maintenance Worker.

The rate increases are pursuant to a Consent Determination entered and filed on October 20, 2015 between the Comptroller of the City of New York and the City Employees Union Local 237 IBT for retroactive increases for employees in the title of Maintenance Worker.  This determination covers the period March 4, 2010 through December 16, 2017.

The agreement provides for retroactive increase to the hourly rate effective 9/4/16.

The revised rate chart and additional information are contained in a memorandum from Carmelo Batista, Jr. dated March 14, 2016.

Effective Date(s) Increases may be submitted in Pay Period 12C (Institution), paychecks date September 15, 2016.

Agency Actions Reporting the Rate Increases

To increase the hourly rate(s), the agency must submit the following requests regardless of the employee’s status:

  • For all rate increases, request a Pay Change with the Action/Reason of Pay Rt Chg/CRT (Pay Rate Change/Change Rate) on the Job Action Request page, using the effective date of the appropriate increase, and submit the new hourly rate.
  • A separate request must be made for each subsequent row that exists on the employee’s Job Data page.

Any Maintenance Worker hired before April 28, 2006 will be paid the new salary rates.

Any Maintenance Worker hired on or after April 28, 2006 will be paid a suppressed salary rate for two years.

Deduction Information for Inactive Employees All general deductions for employees whose Payroll Status is Terminated, Retired or Deceased will be automatically cancelled by OSC with the exception of the following:




Strike/Discip Fine


CUNY Disciplinary Fine


Repay State Loans/Debt


Higher Ed Repay State Loan


HC Flexible Spending


CUNY Medicare Deficiency Flat Rate


CUNY Social Security Deficiency Flat Rate


CUNY SS/Med Deficiency




TIAA Before Tax Arrears


TIAA After Tax Arrears

Tax Information These monies are taxable income and are subject to all employment taxes and income taxes.  The monies will be included in the employee’s taxable gross and will be reported on the employee’s Form W-2.

Questions Questions regarding transactions may be emailed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.

Questions regarding Deductions may be directed to the Payroll Deduction mailbox.

Questions regarding Taxes should be directed to the Tax and Compliance mailbox.