CUNY Bulletin No. CU-724

2022 CUNY Charitable Campaign
Date Issued
December 1, 2021


The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information on the processing of payroll deductions for the 2022 CUNY Charitable Campaign, Deduction Code 897.

Affected Employees

All CUNY employees are affected.

Effective Dates

Payroll deductions for the 2022 CUNY Charitable Campaign will begin in paychecks dated January 13, 2022.

Background and CUNY Charitable Campaign Guidelines

An online enrollment process for Deduction Code 897 will be available until December 3, 2021. Employees wishing to donate to Deduction Code 897 are advised to initiate the deduction using the online enrollment process (visit: Agencies will not be permitted to manually enter online enrollments in PayServ. An electronic file will be created and sent to OSC to insert a row in the General Deduction page to initiate the deduction.

Paper pledge cards are not available this year.

OSC Actions

OSC will end date all 2021 CUNY Charitable deductions that currently have no end date, or an end date that is not valid.

OSC will process the electronic file received from CUNY to add a row to the employee’s general deduction record for the 2022 contribution year. An error report of transactions not processed will be sent to CUNY.


At CUNY’s request, employees are unable to change a CUNY Charitable Campaign deduction amount during the 2022 calendar year.


To cancel a CUNY Charitable Campaign deduction, the agency must insert a new row using the beginning date of the pay period in which the deduction should be canceled as the Effective Date and Deduction End Date. Cancellation notices must be retained by the agency.


OSC automatically continues CUNY Charitable Campaign deductions upon an employee’s transfer from one CUNY agency to another CUNY agency within the same payroll record.


Questions regarding the online enrollment process may be directed to CUNY University Payroll.

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