Human Resources

Time-Sensitive Information for Employees

  • Scholarship help is available for City employees who want to pursue a graduate degree, but you must apply soon!

    The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is accepting applications for the 2015-16 Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP). This is a competitive program - a limited number of scholarships are available.

    To compete for a scholarship, you must:

    • be a full-time City employee
    • have a bachelor's degree by the start of the fall 2015 semester
    • be willing to pursue a graduate degree on your own time
    • meet other requirements, as explained on the MGSP website.

    Full or partial scholarships will be offered for classes that begin in the fall of 2015. Last year, 343 applications were received, and over 50 scholarships were awarded.

    For more information about participating schools and eligible degree programs, visit the MGSP website. For general information or assistance, email or call (212) 669-4163.

    Completed applications must be submitted to:

    Maria Tejada
    Program Manager
    NYC Department of Education
    Scholarship, Incentives and Speech Programs
    65 Court Street, Room 508
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Applications must be received no later than Monday, November 17, 2014. Faxed documents will not be accepted.  If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Tejada at 718-935-2449 or via email at

  • Non-supervisory pedagogues must now use the Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS) to apply for Study Sabbatical leaves of absence, in addition to the other non-medical and medical leaves available through SOLAS. Paper applications for Study Sabbaticals will NOT be accepted from non-supervisory pedagogues. To log into SOLAS, you will need to know your DOE email / Network ID and password. To access SOLAS, click here

  • The Fall 2014 Health Benefits Transfer Period will continue through October 31, 2014.  All benefits-eligible employees may make changes to their health plans, including the adding or dropping of an optional rider. Log into Employee Self Service to submit your changes.  The effective date for changes made during the transfer period will be the first full pay period in January 2015. 

    Please note that the supporting documentation requirements have changed for enrolling a Spouse, Domestic Partner, Step Child, and Domestic Partner's Child.  New requirements for these dependents will be effective October 1, 2014.  Click here for the new requirements.  

  •  The Excessed Staff Selection System is available for current UFT school-based staff in excess (including teachers in excess who are on leave) who wish to submit applications to schools or specific vacancies. 

  • To improve the security of your personal information, users no longer have the option of entering a Social Security number when logging into the Payroll Portal.

    To log into the Payroll Portal:

    1 – Enter your Outlook (DOE) User Id;
    2 – Enter your Outlook (DOE) password; and
    3 – Enter either your Employee Identification Number (EID) or your EIS Number (file number).

    Your Employee Identification Number is the same as the reference number on your payroll stub. You can also find it in the top left corner of your screen after logging into CyberShift, or by asking your payroll secretary or timekeeper.

    For assistance, contact the Finance Service Center at (718) 935-5000.

  • Put your information in the best hands – your own!  Employee Self- Service (ESS) is a tool that allows you to view or change your personal information and health benefits online. Click for more information about ESS.

  • Administrative Employees (H/ZBank) and Pedagogues (QBank) and Hourly and Part-Time Employees (EBank, TBank, and Custodial Payroll) should verify and update their Personal HR Record information to ensure HR records are accurate.

  • The Long Beach Decision is an outcome of a New York State Court of Appeals decision based on a grievance filed by Civil Service Employees Association on behalf of employees in Long Beach, Long Island. A key provision of the decision required Long Beach (and other municipalities throughout the state of New York) to comply with applicable civil service law that limits the amount of time an individual may serve in what is known as a "provisional" capacity in a competitive class title. To learn more, read Frequently Asked Questions about the Long Beach Decision.