The Office of Human Resources’ mission is to attract and employ highly qualified and committed individuals while providing exceptional human resources-related services to current, prospective, and former employees of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. We strive to achieve these goals through an effective recruitment process that attracts, selects, and on-boards qualified faculty and staff and by fostering a diverse work environment that respects and values its employees and their differences. We promote organizational development through training and growth opportunities that support individual success and further the institution’s values and mission. We also support all managers by providing them with employee relations guidance and communicating policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
911 Victims Compensation Fund
If you were employed or a student at BMCC between September 11, 2001, to May 30, 2002, we are providing the following information on the 911 Victims Compensation Fund. The normal deadline for filing a claim with the VCF is 2 years from the certification of an illness by the WTCHP or two years after the death of a loved one. With the permanent reauthorization of the VCF in 2019, the Special Master of VCF opened a two-year window that allows previously time-barred claims (claims which were not filed within the time limit) to be submitted. This extension, however, expires on July 29, 2021. In order to access the benefits available to you, you must be able to provide two affidavits from individuals who can attest to your presence in the exposure area.
Several firms are specializing in World Trade Center Victim’s Compensation Fund claims. They are listed in alphabetical order in the 911 Victims Compensation Fund pdf. The college does not endorse any of these firms, and they are listed solely for informational purposes. Information to register for the fund is available at vcf.gov/deadlines.
CUNY’s quarantine requirement for employees to return to work has changed from 14 to 10 days. This will apply to all quarantines including symptoms, positive tests, exposure, and travel both domestic and international. A negative test result or appropriate medical clearance in order to return to work is still needed. Please review the Return to Onsite Work Requirements. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the HR office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All CUNY employees are now eligible to receive the COVID Vaccine. Additional locations are currently underway, and we will updated site information as it becomes available. To Book a Vaccination Appointment, either use Bronx/Queens/Staten Island:https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/, Brooklyn/Manhattan: https://somosvaccinations.com, or the links below. Enter your employee ID number (this is the number you used to set up your NYCERs account) to unlock appointments at employee-only clinics. Reserve an appointment at a location that is most convenient to you.
The Bronx | Hunts Point Job Center, 847 Barretto Street, Bronx, NY 10474 Reserve
Brooklyn | George Wingate High School, 600 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 Reserve
Manhattan | Louis D. Brandeis High School, 145 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024 Reserve
New! Queens | NYC Department of Health Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 Reserve
Queens | Queens Public Library – Flushing, 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 Reserve
Staten Island | Susan E. Wagner High School, 1200 Manor Rd Staten Island, NY 10314 Reserve
Employees and Guests must take a daily Wellness Check Survey before entering any BMCC location. The Everbridge’s Health Screening app survey has five short questions. Due to changes to the NYS travel guidelines, if you have traveled to CT, MA, NJ, PA, and VT during the past 7 days, answer “NO” to “Have you traveled outside of New York State or traveled internationally during the past 7 days?”. If you have traveled to a state other than CT, MA, NJ, PA, and VT, or traveled internationally, you must answer “YES” to this question.
Employees who are not cleared to enter must provide medical clearance to HR before returning to the college. To find a testing site, you may text COVID TEST to 855-48. After entering your zip code, a list of available testing sites will be provided.
The New York State Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health has revised the COVID-19 testing protocol. Individuals who fit the prioritization categories (pdf) and do not currently have access to testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/ to be screened for eligibility, and if eligible, to have an appointment scheduled at a DOH testing site.
Please also refer to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other related information below.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
For information about Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronairus Response Act’ (FFCRA or ACT), click on the following link. If applying for the FFCRA leave, return the Emergency Paid Sick Form, and Emergency Family Medical Leave and Expansion Act Attestation Request with supporting documents to Gloria Chao (email@example.com)