Employees of the City of New York are able to set aside part of their paychecks to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the program on January 15, 2010.
All City employees who wish to participate may donate a specified amount of money from each paycheck earmarked to further relief efforts in Haiti. Employees can specify a one-time deduction from a single paycheck or a recurring deduction from a series of paychecks. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City will ensure that 100 percent of the contributions through the program are directed to reputable organizations that are providing direct aid in Haiti.
City employees may sign up at any time during the 8-week enrollment period that started on January 17, 2010.
City employees may sign up through NYCAPS Employee Self Service, www.nyc.gov/ess, or through your agency payroll office.
Even modest contributions can have a huge impact. For example, if every one of the City's 300,000 employees earmarked just $1 per paycheck for Haiti during the donation period, City employees would raise $1.2 million.