Colleges to set up emergency Annual Leave Banks to benefit Sandy victims

In response to the impact of Superstorm Sandy on many of its employees, CUNY has announced a policy that will permit each college to set up an emergency Annual Leave Bank to which full-time salaried CUNY employees (both instructional and classified staff) who earn annual leave (not F/T teaching or counseling faculty) can donate up to 5 days of their accrued annual leave.

Full-time and part-time/hourly CUNY employees who do not have sufficient paid leave to permit them to stay on payroll and deal with emergency conditions resulting from Superstorm Sandy are eligible to apply for up to 5 days of paid leave from this emergency Annual Leave Bank, including employees in adjunct and CET titles who do not normally accrue annual leave. The leave from the AL Bank can be used during the period November 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013.

The program will be administered by each college’s Office of Human Resources (including Central Office). Go to this link on the CUNY website for more details and for forms to donate or apply for leave through the emergency Annual Leave Bank.