Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Leaves | Rating:
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The UFT secured paid parental leave for UFT-represented employees in June 2018 after months of intense negotiations with the Department of Education. The policy provide six weeks of time off at full salary for maternity, paternity, adoption and foster care leave. For appointed teachers there are also leaves without pay and partial paid leaves such as sabbatical leaves or military leave. The federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, commonly referred to as FMLA, can also provide up to 12...

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Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Paid parental leave | Rating:
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You must be in a title represented by the UFT and meet the following criteria:

  • You must be either
    • a. A full-time employee; or
    • b. An H-bank/nonpedagogical em-ployee who works a regular schedule of 20 hours or more per week.
  • You must have been an employee and on payroll for a minimum of 12 calendar months from your most recent date of hire.

F-status and per diem employees are not eligible for paid parental leave....

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Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Paid parental leave | Rating:
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  • If you physically gave birth to a child, you have the option to use your available CAR/sick day balance immediately after your child's birth, up to a maximum of six calendar weeks (eight weeks for a C-section) before taking paid parental leave.
  • If you did not give birth to a child, you are eligible for up to six weeks of paid parental leave beginning on the date of the covered event.
  • If both parents work for the DOE...
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Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Paid parental leave | Rating:
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  1. Apply for your leave at least 15 days in advance of the anticipated date of the birth (or other covered event) using the DOE’s Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS). You’ll be asked if you intend to use your CAR/sick day balance, if you plan to take child care leave after the end of your paid parental leave and for your anticipated return date. This information will be provided to your school or work site.
  2. After the birth of the child or covered event, you...
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Posted Nov 30, 2018 | Category: Paid parental leave | Rating:
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No. Birth mothers must choose between two options:

a. Take the traditional maternity leave including any applicable right to borrow days and/or use a grace period; or

b. Take the new paid parental leave. Under this option, immediately following the birth of a child, a birth mother may choose to use up to six weeks of CAR days for a vaginal birth and may use up to eight weeks of CAR days for a C-section birth. Following the use of her CAR days, the birth mother can use paid...

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Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
4.5

Yes, but we ask that you call ahead to schedule an appointment as this will ensure that time will be set aside for you.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year and 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the summer months.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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When life-altering events occur, whether a recent medical diagnosis or a death in the family, it can be overwhelming and very often professional support is needed. The Helpline is available to provide invaluable information with appropriate guidance and resources.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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When you or a loved one are affected by illness and are in need of information, direction and support.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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Yes. The Health and Cancer Helpline is available to individuals and their dependents who have been diagnosed with all types of medical or behavioral health illnesses.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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Our caring staff will provide you with knowledge and information ranging from job leaves to accessing community resources. It may be useful to have a pen and paper available to take notes.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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You will receive immediate professional advice from a full-time social worker based on identified needs. The social worker will create a supportive plan and follow-up care with a series of telephone and/or in person contacts to assist the individual to resolve issues discussed during the initial assessment.

Posted Sep 7, 2018 | Category: Health and Cancer Helpline | Rating:
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Services include but are not limited to: immediate access to a full-time social worker to assess the health and wellness needs of the caller, on-going support from the helpline social worker, assistance with planning a leave of absence, health benefits information, MSK Direct (cancer care program) inquiries, referrals to quality community resources, caregiver information and support, and hosting health seminars.

Posted Jul 18, 2017 | Category: Environmental Health and Safety | Rating:
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New state regulations mandating the testing for lead in water in all public New York schools went into effect on Sept. 6, 2016. To comply with these new state laws, the DOE has been testing all water outlets in all New York City schools for lead. Chapter leaders may have already or soon will receive the results from the testing conducted at schools via their principals. As part of this new state regulation, notification letters on the results must be sent to school staff and parents of...

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Posted Sep 17, 2015 | Category: Health Benefits | Rating:
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If you are enrolling in the Welfare Fund for benefits and are eligible, you should receive your insurance documents in 7-10 days. If you are enrolling dependents for benefits, you must provide all specified required documents (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) for the enrollment to be processed.

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