UUP received word on Friday, September 16, 2022, that the Division of Budget has released Budget Bulletin D-1200, Budget Bulletin D-1200 (ny.gov), which contains directions to state agencies concerning how the health care retention bonuses will be paid to state employees. This covers SUNY employees who are performing qualifying service, in qualifying titles, who will be eligible for these bonuses. We are presently studying the documents to get as clear a picture as possible as to who is included.
Having said that, those working in qualifying service in qualifying titles at the SUNY hospitals, at the UB Dental School, at Optometry, and in Student Health Clinics at all SUNY campuses will be eligible. Individual employees will not be required to apply for or submit any individual documentation to qualify, SUNY management will be responsible for identifying all employees who qualify.
Your UUP Chapter Leadership will be meeting with HR this week to discuss details of this Healthcare Worker Bonus Budget Bulleting for our members. We will share what information is made available to us next week. The list of Qualifying Titles can be found here. Please do not contact us asking if you qualify for this bonus, all the information we have is available online.
This is a big win for our members and is the result of lots of hard work in advocacy with the governor’s office. Stay tuned for more information.