Human Resources

Time-Sensitive Information for Employees 

  • The 2016 Health Benefits Transfer Period (Open Enrollment) began on October 11 and will continue through Friday, November 11. Participation is not mandatory. If you are currently enrolled in an insurance plan and wish to continue with that plan for the upcoming year, you do not need to do anything. The transfer period (also known as “open enrollment”) is the only time during the year that you have the opportunity to make changes to your City health benefits without experiencing a qualifying event such as a marriage or the birth of a child. Changes made to your elections will go into effect on the first full payroll period of January 2017.
  • The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP) gives full-time New York City government employees an opportunity to pursue graduate study. The program offers competitive scholarships to schools in areas such as business and public administration, policy analysis, law, education, engineering, nursing, public health, computer science, and social work. Scholarships are only offered once a year. For the 2016-17 program year, the application deadline is Friday, November 18, 2016.
  • The Teacher Page has moved! Find information about PD, salary, leadership opportunities and more on the new version of the Teacher Page here. Be sure to update your bookmarks. 
  • The Excessed Staff Selection System opened on August 11 and is available for use by eligible UFT school-based staff in excess who are seeking a new regular assignment. Staff not in excess who seek transfer must obtain a release from their current school. The Open Market Hiring System will again be available in April 2017.

The Division of Human Resources (DHR) serves the entire employee population of the Department of Education (DOE), including teachers, school-based staff, central administration, and support staff. For information about careers in New York City schools, click here.