NEPAL EARTHQUAKE DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT
The City of New York Office of the Mayor and City Council have announced that employees of the City of New York will be able to set aside part of their paychecks directly to aid in the relief efforts following the earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25, 2015. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City will ensure 100 percent of the contributions through the program are directed to reputable organizations that are providing relief for the aftermath effects of the Nepal earthquake.
The new citywide PMS payroll deduction program will begin for paychecks and direct deposits as follows:
- May 14, 2015 NYCHA Bi-weekly payroll
- May 15, 2015 Weekly payroll
- May 21, 2015 for DOE-Hourly Support and Custodian payrolls
- May 22, 2015 for the Biweekly employee’s/DOE Admin payrolls
- May 18, 2015 for the DOE-Per Diem payroll
- June 15, 2015 for DOE-Pedagogue payroll
All City employees who wish to participate may donate a specified amount of money from each paycheck earmarked to further Nepal relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. Employees will be able to specify a one-time deduction from a single paycheck or a recurring amount to be deducted from a series of paychecks.
Please note that this voluntary payroll deduction will only exist for four bi-weekly pay periods.
City employees may sign up through NYCAPS Employee Self Service, www.nyc.gov/ESS or through their agency payroll department.
Human Resource and Payroll Administrators should use EFORMS to enroll employees.
For Agencies not in NYCAPS, the new PMS Miscellaneous Elective Deduction will be processed using:
- PMS business Event Screen #23 (MISCELLANEOUS DEDUCTIONS)
- Deduction Code - 7904 – NEPAL RELIEF FUND
The PMS Miscellaneous Elective Deductions form is available on the OPA Payroll Portal under PMS Forms.
If you have any questions, please contact OPA’s Citywide User Support Team by opening a Remedy Helpdesk ticket.
Get Your Social Security Statement Online
You can get your Social Security Statement online. It provides:
Contact Social Security Administration at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement/ for detailed information.
- Estimates of the retirement and disability benefits you may receive;
- Estimates of benefits your family may get when you receive Social Security or die;
- A list of your lifetime earnings according to Social Security's records;
- The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you've paid;
- Information about qualifying and signing up for Medicare;
- Things to consider for those age 55 and older who are thinking of retiring;
- General information about Social Security for everyone;
- The opportunity to apply online for retirement and disability benefits; and
- A printable version of your Social Security Statement.
WageWorks Commuter Card Reminder
The City of New York Office of Payroll Administration reminds WageWorks CommuterBenefits Commuter Card users that the WageWorks Commuter Card is a stored value card loaded with your pre-tax and post-tax deductions that can be used to purchase transit passes and tickets at many more transit providers than supported under the previous program.
Any other use of the WageWorks CommuterBenefits Commuter Card is considered unauthorized and will jeopardize your participation in the program.