Welcome to the University Benefits Office! Our team administers all employee benefits programs available to CUNY employees and retirees.  The goal of the City University of New York is to offer a comprehensive benefits package that will meet both the present and future needs of our employees and their families.  The types of benefits managed through CUNY’s University Benefits Office include health, welfare, retirement and other programs.  Depending upon your role at CUNY, you are eligible for a specific benefit program.

This website will allow you to obtain a summary of the benefits available to you, as well as to research your benefit plans in more detail.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Benefits Specialist on campus.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy and Information

Non-FMLA Medical Leave Forms

Paid Family Leave (PFL) Medical Leave Forms

Additional Benefits Forms


The CARES Act provides a number of important provisions that may impact your retirement savings and allow you to have greater access to your savings if you have been impacted by the coronavirus. As always, we recommend reaching out to your financial consultant to review your current situation, along with your short- and long-term financial goals before making any decisions.  For informational purposes, we encourage you to read an article that pertains to the CARES Act written by Cammack Retirement Group, our investment advisor. Before You Take that Retirement Plan Withdrawal… If you participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), the TIAA Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA), or the Frozen ORP (Frozen 403B) please review the document below that details your eligibility, options, and contact information: TIAA CARES Act Guide
If you participate in the TRS Tax Deferred Annuity please use the link below for up to date information on the TRS’s CARES Act implementation: TRS COVID-19
If you participate in the New York State Deferred Compensation 457 Plan please use the link below for more information about your options: NYS Deferred Compensation Information If you participate in the New York City 401(k) plan please use the link below for more information about your options: NYC 401(k) Plan
If you are having difficulty contacting your retirement plan vendor or have any other questions, please contact the University Benefits Office by phone at 646-664-2420 or email UniversityBenefits@cuny.edu.
At present, only certain Classified titles at Community Colleges are participating. The current list of participating titles is provided below. No titles at Senior Colleges are participating at this time. Further information on Paid Family Leave in New York State can be found here.
Retirement is one of the most important events we will experience. The process may seem daunting, and you may have many questions as you prepare for that chapter in your life. The information provided below will assist you in understanding the process and answering many of the questions you may have. The information below is a combination of resources from CUNY, NYC Office of Labor Relations and the Retirement Systems (TRS, NYCERS and TIAA).NYC Office of Labor Relations Information Sessions and Webinars: The NYC Office of Labor Relations has designed seminars for employees who are contemplating retirement, and who have specific concerns, for example, the available health benefits options. These specialized seminars are conducted at 40 Rector Street, 3rd floor. All interested employees, please sign up for these seminars on the OLR website at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/health/active/health-active-seminars.page. For those with limited time available during the day, OLR has created a two-part video which also addresses these issues.  Please click on the links below to view: Part One (5:12):  http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/health/healthvideos/health-video-transition-seminar-pt1.page Part Two (4:13):  http://www1.nyc.gov/site/olr/health/healthvideos/health-video-transition-seminar-pt2.page CUNY University Benefits Office Retirement Planning Presentation: The University Benefits Office conducts annual pre-retirement meetings for Instructional, ECP and Classified Managerial titles. These slide presentations are used during those meetings.  It includes a pre-retirement timeline and links to pertinent websites. CUNY University Benefits Office Retirement Information Booklets and Resources:

Pre-Retirement Forms/Important Links

Phased Retirement

Purysabel Uregar

Belkis Soler

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Location: South Hall, Room 106
Office Hours: Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m- 5 p.m.

Phone: (718) 289-5119
Fax: (718) 289-6000

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