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City Launches New Paid Family Leave Benefit

January 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Today, the new paid family leave benefit is open for application in most agencies. The benefit–which the union won through negotiations for the 2017-21 economic agreement–is now available to nearly 100,000 DC 37 members who are covered by the contract and work at mayoral agencies, NYC Health+Hospitals, the New York City Housing Authority and the Dept. of Education. There are a number of ways to apply for the¬†benefit. You should start by asking your human relations office which process applies to you. Members at mayoral agencies, NYCHA and H&H must fill out a form (PFL-1) and send it–along with the required documents–to an insurance company that manages the benefit. The insurance company will administer the benefit through an online portal called ABSOLVE. Here is the link to the Personnel Services Bulletin, which has information about the benefit. Members at [More...]