COVID Testing is now available for City Employees

Attached is a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in each borough exclusively for city employees. Unfortunately, the city is currently not letting us go get tested on agency time, so it is recommended that appointments be made during lunch or before work.

Another way of getting yourself tested, and also your your family, is available to all via email request to the Federal government. Email either covidtests.gov or usps.com/covidtest .

Updated leave guidance 
Annexed are three DCAS documents and one NYCHA document for your reference:

CSBA continues to advocate for the ability of our members to telecommute whenever possible. Even when the pandemic finally ends (and we’re most definitely not there yet), we want the option to work from home at least part-time. So much of what we do can be performed at least as effectively and efficiently away from the noise and distractions of the office, as demonstrated by the results over the past year.

Please remember to immediately apprise us of unsafe situations. 

CSBA Covid-19 Health and Safety Complaint Form

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Paid Family Leave is Here!

After years of advocacy and negotiation, we are now eligible for Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) benefits.

In 2020, the maximum benefit was $840.70 weekly, which was 60% of the NYS Average Weekly Wage (AWW), for up to 10 weeks. The cost, taken via payroll deduction, was 0.270% of an employee’s gross wages each pay period. The maximum annual contribution was $196.72. Kindly note that both the benefits and the cost has now increased slightly. In 2021, PFL allows coverage for up to 12 weeks, up to 67% of the NYS AWW.

For further information on eligibility and qualifying events, please go to the DCAS website and see Personnel Service Bulletin (PSB) 440-16.