Mission Statement The Human Resources Department aspires to contribute to the realization of Hostos Community College’s stated mission through the proper and careful selection, training, motivation and utilization of its human capital, and, to foster a diverse work environment where employees are valued and appreciated for their individual contributions. Overview The goals of the Human Resources Department are to--- Contribute to the realization of the College's stated mission through proper and careful selection, training, motivation and utilization of its human resources Ensure fairness and equality in the administration and application of statutes, policies and procedures relating to employment, promotions, compensation and benefits Foster an atmosphere of cooperation among administrators, faculty and staff Provide managers with personnel management, motivational and performance appraisal tools Create a diverse work environment where employees are valued and appreciated for their individual contributions, as well as their integrity and professionalism. 2015 Universal Availability Notice There have been some important updates made regarding The City University of New York Voluntary Savings Plan (also known as the Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Plan) <pdf>. Please be advised that all employees are eligible to participate in a Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Plan as well as other savings plans to supplement your retirement savings. For calendar year 2016, the Federal law allows 403(b) tax deferred savings up to $18,000. Employees over age 50, may contribute an additional $6,000 for 2016 for a maximum contribution of $24,000. If you contribute to more than one 403(b) or a 401(k) plan from another employer during the year, your combined contributions may not exceed the annual limits. You may contribute to the 403(b) and the New York State 457(b) plan for a combined total of $36,000 ($48,000 is you are over age 50). ___________________________________________________________________ New Vendor for CUNY Work/Life Program Juggling your personal & professional life? The CUNY Work/Life Program can help and it's FREE to employees and their families. To log in use Company Code: CUNY >> Phased Retirement Program Continuation and new application forms The University is pleased to announce that the Voluntary Phased Retirement Program for eligible members of the PSC-represented teaching and non-teaching instructional staff will be continued. The applications for Faculty and Professional Staff are online. The revised forms for Faculty and Professional Staff are linked below. Please note the dates for Professional Staff have been revised: (1 year: September 1 – August 31; or 6 months: beginning September 1 or February 1). - Applications for Faculty must be submitted to Human Resources no later than Sunday, Nov. 15,2015 to phase beginning the following academic year. - Applications for Professional Staff must be submitted to Human Resources no later than Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 for those beginning to phase the following Sept. 1 and no later than Sunday, May 1 for those beginning to phase the following February 1. Applications: Phased Retirement Summary Phased Retirement Application – Faculty Phased Retirement Application – Professional Staff Phased Retirement Signed Agreement Office of Human Resources Hostos Community College Room B-215 500 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451 Telephone : 718-518-6650 Fax: 718-518-6621 Regular Office Hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Hours Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.