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Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. The goal of the City University of New York is to offer comprehensive benefits that will meet both the present and future needs of our employees and their families. The Office of Human Resources is responsible for the coordination and administration of the core and voluntary employee benefits including, but not limited to, medical, vision, dental, prescription, retirement, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Commuter Benefits, and tax-deferred annuities (TDA). The administration of all medical leaves of absences and workers compensation is also managed within our department. Our Office acts as a liaison between the Guttman campus, the vendors and CUNY’s University Benefits Office. Furthermore, it ensures that all processes are administered in accordance with all applicable state, local and federal laws and regulations, policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

As an institution within the City University of New York, Guttman Community College prides itself on the expansive benefits offerings our employees receive. Depending upon your role, you are eligible for a specific benefit program.

General Information & Forms

Leave of Absence Forms & Policies

New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits is an insurance benefit that provides eligible employees with 12 weeks of job-protected, paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or to assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent is deployed on active military service. CUNY Community College employees in titles represented by the PSC-CUNY, DC 37 and Teamsters, Local 237 are eligible to use the Paid Family Leave.

For more information on the PFL benefits, eligibility, cost and how to file a claim, please see the links below:

Voluntary Benefits

CUNY employees are eligible for tuition waivers for undergraduate and graduate courses at any college of The City University of New York on a space available basis, at a cost of up to $5,250 per year tax free.

An employee tuition waiver covers either the resident or non-resident tuition rate. There is a 3-6 credit cap on graduate courses (dependent on title) per semester. Any credits taken above cap will be assessed at the applicable resident or non-resident tuition rate.

Employees must first submit the Employee Tuition Fee Waiver Form to the Office of Human Resources at their College of Employment (GCC) for authorization, and then submit the completed form to the Registrar at their College of Enrollment. In addition, the employee must provide a copy of the completed form to the Bursar at their College of Enrollment. Further details and instructions are included in the form below.

Employee Tuition Fee Waiver

Employee Category Service Requirements Course Type & Credit Limits Summer Session Winter Session
Instructional Staff UG — 1 year UG – No Limit No No
GR — None GR – 6 Credits
Classified Managerial UG — 1 year UG – No Limit No No
GR — None GR – 6 Credits
Adjunct Teaching Titles 10 consecutive semesters 1 Course (UG or GR) No No
Gittleson Titles 6 months UG – No Limit Yes UG Only No
GR – 6 Credits
Classified White Collar 1 year UG – No Limit Yes UG Only No
GR – 3 Credits
Classified Blue Collar 1 year UG – No Limit Yes UG Only No
GR – 3 Credits
Skilled Trades 1 year UG – No Limit Yes No
UG Only