HEO Rights and Benefits

Updated: June 20, 2017
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2017 PSC HEO Handbook

Here is the new 2017 HEO Handbook that reflects gains won in the most recent contract! It will also be distributed in print shortly. In the online version, you can easily follow links to relevant websites and documents. We hope you find it helpful.

Reclassification and Salary Differentials

Please read this material carefully and follow the instructions. You may also want to consult the Contract Summary for more information. We encourage you to self-evaluate and prepare as much as possible. Then if you have questions, contact HEOadvisor@pscmail.org.

Instructions for Reclassification explains reclassification and guides members through the process. The application form for reclassification can be found on page two of the instructions document.

Instructions for Salary Assignment Differential The $2,500 salary assignment differential is a new provision for HEOs that was part of the 2016 contract. This document provides instructions and explains the process and how they are beginning to be implemented. Click here for the form to apply for the assignment differential. After submitting your form to the College HR Director, please inform the PSC of your submission at: HEOadvisor@pscmail.org.

aHEO differential - Holding an advanced degree related to your work assignment as an Assistant to HEO can provide a salary differential of $1,000 (for master’s) and $2,500 (for doctoral) every year.

Workplace Related

HEO Professional Development Fund: HEOs may apply for funding that supports the development of skills and resources necessary to the professional duties of an applicant’s position at CUNY. Up to $3,000 may be awarded per year as per article 33.5 of the PSC-CUNY contract. HEO-series employees are also eligible to apply for PSC-CUNY Research Awards.

HEO “Job Security” (13.3b) - Continuous appointment after 8 years

Workload Issues – The HEO Labor Management Committee will hear concerns from employees in the HEO series concerning workload and may make non-binding recommendations to the President. Download CUNY’s workload application form.

Overtime agreement - Assigned hours over 35 in a week must be compensated.

Phased retirement - Reduce your work schedule during the year or half-year just prior to retirement (work 80% of your schedule, receive 80% of your salary). http://psc-cuny.org/clarion/october-2015/phased-retirement-you

Family and Health Related

Paid Parental Leave - 8 weeks of paid leave after your child is born or adopted

Transit Benefit - Reduce the taxes withheld from your paycheck by the amount of your commute. You can set aside up to $255 of your monthly pay for transit, reducing your earnings subject to tax.

Breast and prostate cancer screening and blood donation - 4 hours of leave annually to obtain screening. Time off to donate blood, up to 3 hours annually off-campus, or twice annually on campus

Contacts
Andrea Ades Vásquez, HEO Chapter Chair
Iris DeLutro, Cross Campus Units Vice President
Farah Cajuste, Coordinator of Contract Administration
Bob Nelson, Advisor to HEOs
Emma Powell, HEO chapter PSC organizer

Delegates and Alternate Delegates