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Vacation Carry-over Program

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Authority is offering a vacation carry-over program for employees who had their vacations cancelled.

COVID-19 Leave Programs

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The MTA recently issued information on additional programs for employees who have become ill or quarantined due to COVID-19. Below are the links to the informational posters and the MTA memo:

MTA Memo

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Employee Rights

FMLA request for COVID-19 Childcare

NEW - Telemed Service now available to NYSHIP Empire Plan Enrollees

Through our efforts we were able to get the State to include telemed doctor visits for our members who are enrolled in the NYSHIP Empire Plan.

 

Here is the corrected instruction sheet.

After you create your account the next screen asks you for your insurance info.  Employees should chose Unitedhealthcare in the drop-down box and then enter their Unitedhealthcare ID number.

 

I think this will be an enormous benefit to our members during this crisis.

 

I have also reached out to Labor Relations to see if they are going to accept a telemed doctor visit as certification for absences over five days.

Regional Enrichment Centers

SEE REVISED INFORMATION for Counties outside of NYC

New York City has launched a new program that will provide all MTA employees who reside in NYC, and whose children attend school in the city, with free childcare at Department of Education locations.  Program details are below. Attached is a Q&A from the NYC Department of Education.

 ·         Program will begin on March 23rd and centers will be open 7:30 am to 6:00 pm 

·         Regional centers will be in every school district in New York City and include early childcare through K-12

·         Eligible for enrollment: 3-18 years of age and must be NYC residents

·         If your child is a NYC resident and you would like to enroll in one of these centers, complete this form: REC Enrollment Form

·         Please complete the form for each child you plan to enroll. You will then receive an email confirming your child’s enrollment

·         Remote instruction will be offered, 3 hot meals served a day; art, music and physical education will be provided

·         Centers will be operated by dedicated Department of Education staff, as well as personnel from the department’s partners at dozens of Community-Based Organizations

·         Social distancing protocols will be followed at all regional centers, including maintaining 6 feet of distance between people and limiting classrooms to less than 12 students.  Sites will be regularly cleaned and disinfected

For More Information Click HERE

Worried about coronavirus? Telemedicine can help.

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to seek the right care at the right place.

Hackensack Meridian Health is here to help make it easy to seek care in the most convenient manner.

With our Convenient Care NOW mobile app, you can have a visit with a board-certified physician on your phone, your tablet or your computer. There’s no need to leave your house and risk further exposure.

The doctors follow the latest CDC guidelines with COVID-19. We, along with the CDC, recommend that patients at risk for COVID-19 who are not yet showing symptoms or have mild symptoms be evaluated virtually before going to an urgent care facility, doctor’s office or emergency department.

You can learn more about your risk and the symptoms of COVID-19 by checking out the CDC web site.

Now for a limited time only, New Jersey residents can schedule online visits at ConvenientCareNow.com for just $20. Use promo code HMH20.

COVID19 Information and Updates

Please see the latest updates and information regarding the steps the Authority is taking in response to the spread of the Coronavirus.

Corona Update 3-16-2020

NYS Dept Of Health Guidance

Update Contact Info Memo

FAQ's

Coronavirus Update

Triage Procedure

Leave and Exposure Protocol

Temporary Suspension of Biometric Finger Scan

The Authority has notified us that the finger scanning portion of Kronos timekeeping validations process will be discontinued until furhter notice.  They are currently de-activating the finger scanning location by location.

We were also informed that hand sanitizer will be avaialble to our members.  If hand sanitizer is not being made availavble to you or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Coronavirus please contact your Chairperson.



Dear Members,

 

We are continuing our discusses with the Authority and are closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease originated in Wuhan, China, and has since reached 37 international locations, including cases in the United States. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that person-to-person spread will continue to occur and new cases will most likely be identified over the coming days and weeks.

 

Efforts by the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), and others are focused on containing the spread and mitigating the impact of the virus, including multi-layered efforts to limit introductions of the virus to the United States.

 

As part of the response, the U.S. government suspended entry of foreign nationals who have been in China within the past 14 days and instituted extensive screening, health monitoring, and possible quarantining for U.S. citizens and residents who have visited parts of mainland China over the past two weeks. The CDC has also issued a notice to avoid all nonessential travel to China, while the Department of Homeland Security has been redirecting all flights from China and all passengers who have visited China to 11 airports throughout the United States with increased health screening capability.

 

In the meantime, there are steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.

 

We will continue to share the latest information from the CDC as it becomes available.

For more information and updates about the coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html or https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus.

TSC Henry Young

2020 Census Jobs

America takes a census of its people once every ten years -- and the number of people in each state counts for a lot. It is the basis for federal grants as well as political power.

Census workers receive excellent pay, from $28 per hour, and those hours are flexible.  For more information, click here.

Dental & Vision Age 26 Coverage

We are pleased to inform you that effective January 1, 2020 our New Vision Plan will go into effect and both our current dental and new vision plans will be extending coverage for your dependent child(ren) up to the end of the month they attain age 26, regardless of their student status.

Therefore, you will not need to submit student verification and/or recertification for Spring 2020. Going forward, while your dependent is under age 26, they will remain on your dental and/or vision coverage.

To add your dependent child(ren) under age 26, please complete the attached HR-BEN-600 form and provide the required documentation for each child. The list of required documentation is on the back of the form, under #2 titled “For Children.”

Note: If your dependent is currently covered under their own COBRA dental/vision plan, they can cancel that plan once you receive confirmation from us that their coverage under your family plan is reinstated.

You can check your dependent health care information online under My Benefits/Health Care Dependent Summary on the BSC website at www.mymta.info.

For assistance, contact the Business Service Center

Phone: 646-376-0123

Email: bscservice@mtabsc.org

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Please have your BSC ID ready when you contact us and be sure to include your full name and BSC ID on all emails and documents you submit.

39th Annual TSO Scholarship Awards

I am proud to announce that our partner M3 Technology has increased their scholarship sponsorships to five (5) one thousand dollar awards.  I am also happy to announce that our new partners, Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP and Central Medical Services of Westrock, will be continuing their support and will each sponsor one (1) one thousand dollar scholarship award this year.  This is in addition to three (3) Scholarship Awards sponsored by the Union. There will be a total of ten (10) one thousand dollar scholarships awarded for the 2020 school year.

Click Here for Instructions & Application

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