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26.1 The University shall make per capita per annum
contributions to the PSC- CUNY Welfare Fund as set forth below. The
specified amounts will be paid on a per capita pro-rated monthly
basis to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund for all full- time eligible
members of the instructional staff and such other categories of
employees on whose behalf the University has agreed with the PSC to
make contributions and who are included in the annual audit
referenced in the agreement between the PSC, the PSC-CUNY Welfare
Fund and the University dated May 26, 2004.
26.2 Determination of eligibility and benefits is made by the
PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund.
26.3 The parties agree to reorganize the structure of the
PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund in accordance with the principles set forth
in the document entitled "Structure of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund,"
dated May 21, 1985. The restructured PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund shall
for all purposes be considered the successor entity to the former
26.4 The University shall contribute to the PSC-CUNY Welfare
Fund the following annual amounts on a pro-rata basis for
instructional staff (a) who have separated from service subsequent
to June 30, 1970, who were eligible to receive supplemental welfare
benefits at the time of such separation, who remain primary
beneficiaries of the New York City Health Insurance Program and are
entitled to benefits paid for by the City through such program or
(b) who have separated from service subsequent to June 30, 1970,
who were eligible to receive supplemental welfare benefits and who
were covered by a welfare fund at the time of such separation
pursuant to a separate agreement between the Board of Higher
Education/CUNY and the certified union representing such employees,
who were participants in the CUNY Optional Retirement Program (TIAA
- CREF), who were employed by CUNY on a full-time basis for at
least ten (10) years, who are at least age 55 and who have elected
to and are receiving an annuity benefit from the CUNY Optional
Retirement Plan (TIAA - CREF) ("eligible individual or
a. Eligible employees separated from service from July 1, 1970
through August 31, 1982.
b. Eligible Employees separated from service on or after
September 1, 1982.
26.5 a. Effective upon ratification of the agreement by the
union and approval by the Board of Trustees, the University will
make two one-time, lump sum cash payments to the PSC-CUNY Welfare
Fund: one in the amount of $12,404,673 and the other in the amount
b. Effective May 1, 2004, recurring funds in the amount of
$1,319,542 will be paid annually by the University to the PSC-CUNY
Welfare Fund; a pro-rata share will be paid monthly. Additionally,
effective May 1, 2006, recurring funds in the amount of $879,695,
for a total of $2,199,237, will be paid annually by the University
to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund; a pro rata share will be paid
26.6 The University and the PSC agree that the health benefit
for qualified adjuncts shall be available to those non-teaching
adjuncts who are working ten or more hours per week and who have
worked ten or more hours for two consecutive semesters and to those
teaching adjuncts who are teaching six or more hours (or the
equivalent) in the semester and who have taught one or more courses
for two consecutive semesters (not including Summer Sessions)
provided that said non-teaching and teaching adjuncts are not
covered by other primary health care insurance provided by or
through another source. Adjuncts who establish eligibility as
provided in this paragraph, which is based upon CUNY-wide service,
shall be eligible to receive benefits in the third consecutive
semester. Such benefit shall be partially contributory by the
employee. The amount of the employee's contribution shall depend
upon available funding and the number of eligible employees.
Effective August 25, 2006, where an adjunct's continuous
appointments in a teaching or non-teaching title are immediately
followed by an appointment to a Substitute full-time position on
the instructional staff with no break in service, and the period of
Substitute service is immediately followed by continuous
appointment to an adjunct teaching or non-teaching title with no
break in service, the period of adjunct service immediately
preceding the Substitute appointment will be added to the
continuous adjunct service immediately following the Substitute
service, as though there were no break in adjunct service, for the
purposes of determining eligibility for health benefits under this
An adjunct who has established eligibility for this health
benefit shall lose eligibility if in any two out of three academic
years the adjunct is employed in only one semester of the year at
CUNY. Effective February 1, 1986, an amount of money equal to one
quarter of one percent (.25%) of the aggregate unit salaries shall
be paid each year for health insurance benefits to the PSC for this
welfare fund health benefit for eligible adjuncts.
Effective August 1, 2002, the additional amount of $1,534,404
per annum will be paid by the University to the PSC-CUNY Welfare
Fund; a pro rata share will be paid monthly.
It is agreed by and between the parties that any provision of
this agreement requiring legislative action to permit its
implementation by amendment of law or by providing the additional
funds therefor, shall not become effective until the appropriate
legislative body has given approval.
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