Policy Number: 313Responsible Office: HR/Payroll
Effective Date: 4/1/01Clarified: 9/10/02; 11/10/11
Discontinued bonus program 01/01/14
This bonus policy has been discontinued for all employees who enroll in an advanced degree program as of January 1, 2014. Employees who were enrolled in an advanced degree program prior to 2014 are grandfathered and as such will be eligible for the applicable bonus upon receiving their advanced degree, provided they have met the terms of this policy.
In recognition of the accomplishment of an advanced educational degree, the University has established the following bonus amounts, to be issued as a one-time lump sum payment upon achievement of the advanced degree conferred by an accredited institution. An employee may receive only one award at each level (one $3,000 award and one $5,000 award).
Master’s Degree, Professional Diploma, Advanced Professional Certificate, or first professional degree*: $3,000
Doctoral Degree: $5,000
* Examples of a first professional degree include the J.D., M.Div., and PharmD.
In order for the Payroll Office to process an award request, employees must submit the following acceptable documentation to Human Resources Services:
Any questions regarding acceptable documentation can be directed to (718) 990-1502 in the Human Resources Services office.
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