The purpose of this bulletin is to provide agencies with instructions for processing the 2021 CUNY Nurses Health Specialty Differential through the Time Entry page.
CUNY employees in the following titles are affected:
- Staff Nurse (Full-time)
- Staff Nurse (Hourly)
- Nurse Practitioner (Full-time only)
The 2021 CUNY Nurses Health Specialty Differential payment for employees in the classified staff titles of Staff Nurse and Nurse Practitioner is made in accordance with the 2017-2022 agreement between CUNY and the New York State Nurses Association (Bargaining Unit TE).
Payment will be made in a separate check dated February 10, 2022. There is no direct deposit for this payment.
The following eligibility criteria are based on the Eligibility Requirements contained in the 12/1/2021 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 December 15, 2021, receive $787.14.
- Hourly Staff Nurses who work 950 hours or more during the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, 2021, receive $440.80.
- Hourly Staff Nurses who work less than 950 hours during the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, 2021, receive $220.40.
To pay the 2021 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 – 12/15/2021 Pay Basis Code HRY – 12/31/2021 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 – 12/15/2021 Pay Basis Code HRY – 12/31/2021 or, if the employee is Inactive, the last date the employee was Active and met the eligibility criteria.|
This payment will be made in a separate check mailed directly to the employee. Therefore, agencies should ensure eligible employee addresses are up-to-date in the PayServ system. Refer to Payroll Bulletin No. 1016.1 for assistance with employee address maintenance.
The 2021 CUNY Nurses Health Specialty Differential is supplemental taxable income, will be included in the employee’s taxable gross, and is subject to all employment and income taxes.
Federal, State, and New York City income tax withholding will be calculated using the Aggregate method. Yonkers Flat Rate Withholding is 2.30815% for Yonkers residents and 0.50% for Yonkers non-residents.
Payroll Register and Employee’s Paycheck/Advice:
The Earnings Code HSD and the amount paid will be displayed on the Payroll Register. The Earnings Description Health Specialty Differential and the amount paid will appear on the employee’s paycheck.
Questions regarding eligibility for this payment may be directed to the University Payroll Manager, OHRM.
Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Earnings mailbox.